Farrell, PA Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition

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PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Farrell, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced today.

Darwin Lamel Green, 39, pleaded guilty to one count before United States District Judge Robert J. Colville.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on July 30, 2019, law enforcement executed a search warrant on Green’s residence and recovered a Spikes Tactical Crusader semi-automatic rifle, Ruger semi-automatic pistol, ammunition, and magazines. The court was further advised that Green had been convicted in October 2013 of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony that prohibited him from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Judge Colville scheduled sentencing for Sept. 29, 2022. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, 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 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 prosecution on Green.