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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Detroit man pleads guilty to heroin crimes

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Derrick Wayne Goodwin, 25, of Detroit, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the possession of heroin with the intent to distribute.

Derrick Goodwin admitted that between the fall of 2013 and February 2014, he conspired with other individuals to distribute heroin in the Huntington, West Virginia, area. He stated that he and his co-conspirators arranged for the transportation of the heroin from Detroit to Huntington.

Derrick Goodwin utilized an apartment in the 1000 block of 12th Avenue in Huntington to store and distribute heroin. On Feb. 13, 2014, agents with the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the apartment, where they recovered around 41 grams of heroin, two firearms and $2,411.

That same day, agents executed a search warrant at the Super 8 Motel on 16th Street Road in Huntington. Agents found Derrick Goodwin and another man in one of the rooms, with a search uncovering around 203.6 grams of heroin and $2,915. Goodwin stated he jointly possessed the heroin with a partner for the purpose of distribution.

Derrick Goodwin faces up to 40 years in federal prison, and a $5 million fine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 4, 2015.

Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the plea hearing.

The case is being investigated by the Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Adams is in charge of the prosecution.


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Updated January 8, 2016