Federal Grand Jury Indictments
United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Columbia, South Carolina, returned an Indictment against the following:
Columbia Man Indicted for Firearm And Drug Charges. Reggie Denard Goodwin, age 47, of Columbia, was charged in a four-count indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition (2 counts), possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and a quantity of cocaine base (commonly known as “crack cocaine”), and use/carry/possession of a firearm in connection with/in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, all in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(c) and Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C). These charges stem from his arrests on March 13, 2018, and June 1, 2018, in Columbia.
The felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition charges each carry a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years. The drug charge carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years, a fine of $2,000,000, and a term of supervised release of at least 3 years. The use/carry/possession of a firearm in connection with/in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime carries a statutory mandatory minimum of 5 years imprisonment with a maximum of life, a fine of $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 5 years.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Stacey D. Haynes of the Columbia office for prosecution.
The United States Attorney stated that all charges in indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.