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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Washington County Drug Dealer Headed Back to Federal Prison for Violating the Conditions of His Supervised Release

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of Washington County, Pennsylvania, was found to have violated the terms of his federal supervision, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

According to information presented to the Court, Darryl Lee Arnold, Jr., aka "Boulders," was previously charged with federal drug trafficking offenses nearly 10 years ago, on June 24, 2008. On January 21, 2010, Arnold was sentenced to serve 84 months of imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervision. In 2018, the United States Probation Office filed a petition alleging that Arnold was again dealing drugs and Arnold was placed on house arrest pending a supervised release violation hearing.

At that hearing, held on May 23, 2018, United States District Court Judge David S. Cercone determined that Arnold had violated his Supervised Release and ordered the United States Marshal Service to take the defendant into custody.

The law provides for a total sentence of up to three more years in prison, and an additional period of supervision. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Arnold. The DEA joined forces with many other state and local law enforcement agencies including the Canonsburg Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Monessen Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to address the extraordinary number of opiate overdoses since August of 2015.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 23, 2018