A West Columbia man is facing significant punishment after pleading guilty to selling drugs.
Harry Lee Goodwin, 44, pleaded guilty to possessing heroin and “crack” cocaine with intent to distribute, according to U.S. Attorney Beth Drake.
Goodwin admitted that he sold approximately 30 to 40 bags of heroin each day at his home on Augusta Street, between 6 a.m. and noon, and made between $1,200 to $1,500 each day, Drake’s office said. After noon, he would go to Columbia to continue selling drugs from another location.
Goodwin faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 and at least 3 years of supervised release.
In April 2017, the West Columbia Police Department had an informant make three controlled buys of heroin from Mr. Goodwin at his home on Augusta Street, according to Drake’s office.
On April 13, 2017, agents searched the home and seized approximately $1,500 in cash, including a $20 bill used in one of the earlier controlled purchases, Drake’s office said. Agents also recovered eight foil packages containing heroin, as well as a small amount of “crack” cocaine, digital scales, and other drug paraphernalia.
U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs, of Columbia, will impose the sentence.