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

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty In Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of violating federal narcotics trafficking laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Donald Goodwine, 23, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that from May 2, 2012, to May 9, 2012, Goodwine conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

Judge Cohill scheduled sentencing for June 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.

Updated July 14, 2015