Dale has been released. Welcome home. Chris was sentenced to a LIFE sentence for marijuana.
Dale Wayne Green is serving LWOP- meaning he is serving Life Without the Possibility of Parole. Speciallically, for his role as middleman in a sale of $20 worth of marijuana to an undercover agent.
September 1999, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office undercover agent for the narcotics division was driving around near Keithville, Louisiana. The undercover agent saw Green stopped on the side of the road. The agent stated Green asked the him if he was looking for anything? When the agent responded that he was looking for some weed. Supposedly, Dale agreed to take him to where he could buy some marijuana. Eventually, Mr. Green found a young man to sell the agent a $20 bag of marijuana. The undercover-agent said he paid Green $10 for his help. As the agent’s vehicle was equipped with surveillance equipment his incident was recorded. However, the sound was not functioning and the surveillance video tape was of poor quality. Most importantly the video did NOT capture any purchase of the marijuana. On a later day the agent identified Green and after the undercover operation was completed he was arrested on November 1999.
Sadly, Dale Green was convicted of distribution of marijuana and sentenced to a mandatory life-without-parole sentence because he was a third-time offender- and his case was adjudicated under Louisiana’s multiple offender law. Dale had two prior convictions: in 1990 he had pled guilty to attempted possession of cocaine and in 1991 to simple robbery. According to Green, when he pled guilty to these prior charges he was never informed of the nature or elements of the crimes, or that these convictions could be used to enhance his sentence under the multiple offender law if he committed subsequent offenses.
Tragically, Mr.Green had no lawyer to represent him on appeal. Dale had unsuccessfully tried to raise the claims that he had been entrapped with insufficient evidence to convict him.