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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Butler, PA Man Indicted for Violating Federal Drug and Gun Laws

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Butler, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotic and firearm laws, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The three-count Indictment named Darnell Wynn, age 41, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about February 15, 2021, Wynn possessed with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, 10 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing detectable amounts of fluorofentanyl, fentanyl, and tramadol, as well as a quantity of a mixture and substance containing detectable amounts of heroin and fentanyl. The Indictment further charged Wynn with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Finally, the Indictment charged Wynn with possession of a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon.

The law provides for a term of imprisonment of life imprisonment, a fine not to exceed $8,000,0000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

The Butler City Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 28, 2021