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Louisville Man Charged With Possession And Distribution Of Meth

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky
Arrested by Louisville Metro Police following a police involved shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville convicted felon was charged by grand jury indictment today with possession and distribution of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman.

Roger Dale Goodman, 37, is charged in a single count indictment with conspiring with others between January of 2017 and April of 2018, to knowingly and intentionally distribute meth.

Goodman is currently in state custody on a $50,000 bond, following a Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) police involved shooting. The incident occurred on February 1, 2018, on Derby Avenue. According to LMPD, Goodman was driving a truck that was stopped by Detectives Darrell Hyche and Bradley Woolridge as part of a narcotics investigation. A passenger, according to police, opened fire critically injuring Detective Hyche. Detective Woolridge returned fire, mortally wounding two passengers in the vehicle.

Goodman will be remanded to federal custody for an initial appearance on the single charge. The court date has not been scheduled.

If convicted at trial, Goodman could be sentenced to no less than ten years in federal prison, fined, and required to serve a five years period of supervised release.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Larry Fentress and is being investigated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and LMPD.


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The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



Updated April 19, 2018

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