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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Coraopolis Felon, 19, Pleads Guilty to Drug and Gun Law Violations

PITTSBURGH, PA – An Allegheny County resident pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of violating federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Kyle Reshaud Goosby, 19, of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty yesterday to all five counts in the Indictment against him before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon.

In connection with the plea, the court was advised that on June 22, 2018, and June 23, 2018, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Goosby distributed and possessed with intent to distribute quantities of heroin, fentanyl, and acetyl fentanyl (an analogue of fentanyl). Goosby, a felon, also admitted in connection with the plea that on June 23, 2018, and on June 24, 2018, he unlawfully possessed five firearms (four pistols and an AK-47 rifle) and ammunition. Federal law prohibits individuals with prior felony convictions from possessing firearms or ammunition. Finally, Goosby admitted that on June 23, 2018, he possessed firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Judge Bissoon scheduled sentencing for July 30, 2019, at 2:15 p.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than five years and up to life in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, 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 of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Jerome A. Moschetta and Special Assistant United States Attorney Chad R. Parks of the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Beaver County Drug Task Force, and the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation in this case. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 3, 2019