PITTSBURGH, PA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment today against a resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on charges of violating the federal narcotics and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
The five-count indictment named Kyle Reshaud Goosby, age 19, of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.
According to the indictment, on June 22, 2018, and June 23, 2018, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Goosby distributed and/or possessed with intent to distribute quantities of fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, and heroin. The indictment further charges Goosby, a felon, with unlawfully possessing firearms and ammunition on June 23, 2018, and on June 24, 2018. Federal law prohibits individuals with prior felony convictions from possessing firearms or ammunition. Finally, the indictment charges Goosby with possessing firearms on June 23, 2018, in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
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 leading to the Indictment in this case. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.