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Butler Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A former resident of Butler, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 15 years of imprisonment on his convictions for possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing heroin and 10 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing fluorofentanyl and fentanyl, as well as possession of a firearm in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

United States District Judge Christy Criswell Wiegand imposed the sentence on Darnell Wynn, 44.

According to information presented to the Court, on February 15, 2021, Wynn was identified by law enforcement as the shooter in an incident that had prompted multiple reports of shots fired. A search warrant executed upon Wynn’s Butler residence resulted in the seizure of Wynn’s wallet and a key to a car that was parked behind the residence. A separate search of that car’s trunk resulted in the seizure of a .40 caliber handgun loaded with 24 rounds of ammunition, additional .40 caliber ammunition, pistol magazines, approximately 170 grams of heroin, approximately 39 grams of a fluorofentanyl and fentanyl mixture, and Wynn’s debit card. A laboratory later confirmed that the shell casings recovered from the scene of the shooting had been discharged by the same firearm.

Assistant United States Attorney Brendan J. McKenna prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Olshan commended the City of Butler Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Wynn.

Updated June 14, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses