PITTSFIELD -- A man facing murder charges in Springfield was sentenced to time served on Monday in a Pittsfield marijuana case.
Larry "Smitty" Green, 20, of Willard Avenue in Springfield, had about an ounce of marijuana, which was packaged for sale, along with about $200 in cash, when he was arrested on the murder warrant last Dec. 22 in a Pittsfield apartment. He admitted to police he was dealing drugs, according to a probable cause report.
Police were responding to a noise complaint on Kent Avenue in Pittsfield when a woman who answered the door mouthed the words: "I need help," before ushering them in and handing them a note reading, "Larry Green is in here he has a warrant for murder and I don't." Green was taking a shower when police arrived.
Green was wanted in connection with the fatal Oct. 26, 2012, drive-by shooting of Dwayne Kelly Jr., 19, of Springfield, who was gunned down in front of a market at the corner of Eastern Avenue and King Street in Springfield, according to the Associated Press.
He has since been arraigned in Hampden Superior Court on murder and other charges and remains in custody. His case remains pending and he is due in court next week.
Green pleaded guilty on Monday at a Jury of Six Session of Central Berkshire District Court to a single charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. He was sentenced to two days in jail, time for which he has already served, by Judge Robert S. Murphy Jr.
The sentence was in line with a joint recommendation between the Berkshire District Attorney's Office and Green's attorney, Nathaniel K. Green.
A total of $211 was forfeited by the defendant.