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Chicago Woman Found Guilty of Possession with Intent to Distribute 4 Kilos of Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that a federal jury has found Tashe Goins, 32, of Chicago, Illinois, guilty of possession with intent to distribute cocaine after a two-day trial.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, on June 16, 2020, Goins was traveling from Chicago, IL to Pittsburgh, PA, when she was stopped by officers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) for a traffic violation on Interstate 80 in Trumbull County.  Officers identified Goins as the sole driver of the vehicle, and a police canine unit alerted officers to the presence of a narcotic odor coming from inside of the vehicle.  Officers then searched the vehicle and discovered approximately four kilograms of cocaine inside a blue suitcase.  Goins was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

Goins will be sentenced on January 26, 2022.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by DEA and the Ohio State Patrol.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Yasmine Makridis and Bryson Gillard.


Daniel Ball

Updated March 6, 2024

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