Feds are indicting Willie Daniel, who was arrested by Youngstown police on drug and gun charges
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A federal court indictment was unsealed on Monday against a man arrested this summer by city police on gun and drug charges.
Willie Daniel, 25, of Plaza View Court was indicted Thursday in the Northern District Court of Ohio, USA, on possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, a felon in possession of a firearm and in possession of a firearm to promote a drug crime be .
Passenger stopped in car for excessive tinting, arrested in Youngstown for possession of guns
His case was assigned to US judge Benita Y. Pearson. Court records do not contain an indictment date.
Daniel has been in Mahoning County Jail since a June 16 traffic stop by Youngstown Police.
Daniel was a passenger in a car that was dragging North Garland and Grandview Avenues on the east side due to excessive window tinting. The driver of the car had a valid concealed carry permit and gave police two handguns, including one with a drum magazine, reports say.
When Daniel was asked to get out of the car because a police dog was on the move, he reportedly had a .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol next to him and a 9mm pistol with an extended magazine under him.
Police reportedly found two bags of fentanyl on Daniel when they searched Daniel.
In 2015, Daniel was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder and aggravated robbery in 2012. This conviction prohibits him from owning a firearm.