Columbia man indicted for firearm and drug charges

Columbia man indicted for firearm and drug charges

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Columbia man has been indicted on firearm and drug charges by a federal grand jury.

Reggie Denard Goodwin, 47, was charged in a four-count indictment with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition (2 counts), possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and a quantity of cocaine, and possession of a firearm in connection with drug trafficking crime.

These charges stem from his arrests on March 13, 2018, and June 1, 2018, in Columbia. The latter involved Goodwin and another person running from the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

The felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition charges each carry a maximum of 10 years' imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to three years.

The drug charge carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years, a fine of $2,000,000, and a term of supervised release of at least three years.

The use, carry, and/or possession of a firearm in connection with/in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime carries a statutory mandatory minimum of five years imprisonment with a maximum of life, a fine of $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to five years.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Richland County Sheriff's Department and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Stacey D. Haynes of the Columbia office for prosecution.

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