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St. Paul Field Division - 2009 Releases

Porcupine Man Pleads Guilty to Assault on a Federal Officer

December 30, 2009

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jesse Miller, age 22, of Porcupine, appeared before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on December 30, 2009, and pled guilty to an Information that charged him with Assault on a Federal Officer. More »

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in S.D. Convenience Store Robbery

December 15, 2009

Bernard J. Zapor, Special Agent in Charge of the St. Paul Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced that ATF is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a December 6, 2009 armed robbery at the 4U Convenience Store, 640 Box Elder Road, Box Elder, S.D. More »

Little Eagle Man Gets 155 Months For Assaulting A Federal Officer

November 9, 2009

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle man charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Assaulting a Federal Officer, and Discharging a Firearm During a Crime of Violence was sentenced on November 9, 2009, by United States District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. More »

Winnipeg Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Export Arms and Drug Charges

October 22, 2009

Acting U.S. Attorney Lynn C. Jordheim announced that on October 22, 2009, Gokhan Ozturk, a/k/a Shane Gokhan, 23, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, was sentenced before United States District Court Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of conspiracy to export arms in violation of the Arms Export Control Act and a charge of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. More »

13 Sentenced for Distributing Methamphetamine in Duluth

September 22, 2009

Thirteen individuals were sentenced today and yesterday in Duluth for their roles in a large operation to distribute the highly addictive and dangerous drug methamphetamine in the Duluth area during the past three years. The investigation resulted in 28 people being indicted on methrelated charges in August 2008. More »

Five Men Indicated on Pine Ridge Drug Conspiracy

September 17, 2009

Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that five men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiring to distribute cocaine and marijuana on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and well as for possessing and distributing it. More »

$5,000 Reward Offered in Burglary Investigation

May 20, 2009

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Red Lake Tribal Police Department today announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in the burglary of firearms from the Court complex on the Red Lake Indian Reservation on or about April 27, 2009. More »

26 Indicted in Minnesota

May 14, 2009

Twenty-six individuals were recently indicted in connection with a Mexican-based drug cartel that distributed methamphetamine and cocaine throughout Minnesota for the past several years. The indictment was unsealed following the arrest of 23 of the individuals in Minnesota and Texas on April 29, 2009. More »

26 Indicted in Connection With Cocaine, Methamphetamine Distribution

April 29, 2009

Twenty-six individuals were recently indicted in connection with a Mexican-based drug cartel that distributed methamphetamine and cocaine throughout Minnesota for the past several years. The indictment was unsealed today following the arrest of 23 of the individuals in both Minnesota and Texas. More »

$16,000 Reward Offered in Arson Investigation

April 14, 2009

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Yankton Police Department today announced a reward of up to $16,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the April 4, 2009, fire at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yankton. More »

ATF Announces $10,000 Reward in Gun Theft

March 4, 2009

Special Agent in Charge Bernard J. Zapor of the St. Paul Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced that ATF is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft of firearms that occurred at Alpha Title & Pawn in Spearfish, S.D. More »