Convicted felon sentenced to 8 years for drug and gun crimes

TACOMA, Wash. -- A convicted felon who goes by "Pretty Eddie" was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for dealing drugs and possessing a gun while on supervised release.

Edward Woodruff was arrested in September of 2012 following an investigation by the South Sound Gang Task Force, according to U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan.

In July of 2012, Woodruff, who's known on the street as "Pretty Eddie," sold 100 oxycodone pills to a person who was working with law enforcement.

Two months later, police executed search warrants at a storage locker, Woodruff's Spanaway home, an apartment he leased in Lakewood and another apartment he frequented in Tacoma.

During the search, police found a Mercedes Benz that Woodruff had been seen in while dealing drugs, according to prosecutors. Inside the car was a bag containing more than $40,000 in cash. Police also found a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol in a plastic storage bin next to the car.

While searching Woodruff's Spanaway apartment, police found cash, 57 oxycodone pills and marijuana. They also found roughly 1,200 oxycodone pills hidden in a couch in the Tacoma apartment.

Friday's conviction wasn't Woodruff's first. In 1997 he was convicted in state court for drug distribution, and in 2002 he was convicted of assault, prosecutors say. He also has federal convictions for being a felon in possession of a fire arm cocaine distribution.

He was on supervised release at the time of his most recent arrest.

When he's released from prison, Woodruff will spend six months on supervised release.