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Farrell, PA Felon Charged with Illegal Possession of a Pistol and Ammunition

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

PITTSBURGH, PA. - A resident of Farrell, Pennsylvania has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Darwin Lamel Green, 38, of Farrell, Pennsylvania as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, on or about July 30, 2019, Green, a convicted felon, unlawfully possessed a Spikes Tactical Crusader semi-automatic rifle, Ruger semi-automatic 9-millimeter caliber pistol, and numerous rounds of ammunition. The Indictment also alleges that the defendant had been convicted in October 2013 of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorneys Brendan Conway and David Lew are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General 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.

Updated February 5, 2021

Firearms Offenses