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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pittsburgh Felon Sentenced to Prison for Second Drug Trafficking Offense and Illegally Possessing Loaded Pistol

PITTSBURGH, PA – Darwin Good was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison for heroin trafficking and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of heroin trafficking in July 2016, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Good, age 31, of Pittsburgh, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge Joy Flowers Conti. Judge Conti also sentenced Good to 18 months in prison for violating the terms of his federal supervised release from a prior federal conviction for heroin trafficking. In addition, Judge Conti imposed six years of supervised release for Good to serve when he is released from prison.

Good was on federal supervised release as of July 2016 following a prior conviction and 87-month prison sentence for conspiring to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin. Good previously violated his supervised release terms and received a 16-month prison sentence for recklessly fleeing at high speed from pursuing police cars and striking several other cars while doing so.

On July 26, 2016, detectives with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted a traffic stop on Good and his car. As the detectives approached the car, Good reached toward the glove box of the car. A young child was sitting in front of the glove box. A subsequent search of the glove box, that was conducted after Good attempted to flee from the car on foot, resulted in the discovery of stamp bags of heroin that Good intended to distribute, as well as Good’s .40 caliber Glock pistol that was loaded with 16 rounds including one in the chamber. The heroin and the loaded pistol were within arm’s reach of the young child.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the convictions and sentences in this case. This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent, deter, and prosecute violent crimes.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated April 11, 2018