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15 Individuals Indicted in Large Scale Drug Conspiracy Case

January 10, 2011

Fifteen individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on federal charges, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced. Ms. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge Robert L. Corso, Drug Enforcement Administration, Special Agent in Charge David McCain, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Special Agent in Charge Andrew Arena, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Special Agent in Charge Erick Martinez, Internal Revenue Service–Criminal Investigation.More »

Lansing Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Possession of Firearms

December 19, 2011

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Christopher Joseph Atkins, 28, of Lansing, Michigan, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for his possession of firearms and body armor. A jury convicted Mr. Atkins of these offenses in July, 2011. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Jonker imposed the sentence.More »

Detroit Man Sentenced for Arson in August 2010 Blaze that Injured 7 Detroit Firefighters

December 1, 2011

A 41–year–old Detroit man was sentenced today to 15 years after having been found guilty of one count of Malicious Use of Fire Resulting in Injury on July 8, 2011 by a federal jury in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. Ms. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Acting Special Agent in Charge William Temple, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).More »

Detroit Man Sentenced for the August 2010 Arson that Injured 7 Detroit Firefighters

September 21, 2011

Samson Wright, age 31, of Detroit was sentenced today to 15 years in federal prison after having pleaded guilty to Malicious Use of Fire Resulting in Injury, announced United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Acting Special Agent in Charge William Temple, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).More »

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward

September 21, 2011

DETROIT — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (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 car explosion that occurred Tuesday at approximately 5:40 p.m. near East Elm Avenue and Interstate Highway 75, Monroe, Mich., located about 35 miles southwest of Detroit.More »

ATF Offers $2,500 Reward for Information on Death of 5–Year–Old Girl

August 4, 2011

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of 5–year–old Mariah Trenice Smith, said Robin Shoemaker, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Detroit Field Division.More »

Defendant Sentenced to 22 Years in Pontiac Drug Trafficking Case

July 29, 2011

A 28–year–old Pontiac man who led a conspiracy to distribute in excess of 4 kilograms of cocaine base (crack) and 2 kilograms of cocaine in and around the Pontiac area was sentenced today by Federal District Court Judge Nancy G. Edmunds to a period of imprisonment of 22 years in federal prison, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced today.More »

Detroit Man Convicted of Arson in August 2010 Blaze that Injured 7 Detroit Firefighters

July 13, 2011

DETROIT — A 41–year–old Detroit man was found guilty of one count of Malicious Use of Fire Resulting in Injury on Friday by a federal jury in Ann Arbor, Mich., announced United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Robin Shoemaker, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Detroit Field Division.More »

Police Encourage Safety First This Fourth of July

July 1, 2011

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Michigan State Police (MSP) are encouraging citizens to be safe with fireworks this Fourth of July. Illegal or improperly used fireworks can cause severe injuries or deathMore »

ATF and Detroit Tigers Celebrate 17-Year GREAT Partnership and the Anti-gang Program's 20th Anniversary

May 25, 2011

DETROIT – Assistant Special Agent in Charge William Temple of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced that today’s baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays marks a 17-year partnership between ATF and the Detroit Tigers Organization with the Gang Resistance Education And Training GREAT anti-gang program. Additionally, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the national GREAT program.More »

$2,500 Reward Offered for Information on Explosive Devices Found in Trenton

May 6, 2011

TRENTON, Mich. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for leaving two explosive devices in Trenton, Mich., on April 28. A suspected explosives device was discovered at the Trenton High School and another device was discovered at the Trafford Square Shopping Center.More »

ATF Offers $1,000 Reward for Information on Firearms Theft from Jerry’s Gunsmithing

April 25, 2011

FLINT, MICH. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the recovery of firearms and/or the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the April 23 break–in and theft of firearms from Jerry’s Gunsmithing and Black Powder Shop, a Federal Firearms Licensee located in Chesaning Township.More »

ATF Offers $2,000 Reward for Information on Firearms Theft from Parrot’s Outpost

February 28, 2011

FLINT, MICH. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the recovery of firearms and/or the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the Feb. 27 break-in and theft of 15 firearms from Parrott’s Outpost, a Federal Firearms Licensee located in Onaway. More »

Rewards of Up to $10,000 Offered For Information On Legends Bar and Restaurant Arson

February 17, 2011

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of $5, 000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Oct. 26, 2009 arson fire of Legends Bar and Restaurant, 68925 M-62, Edwardsburg, Mich. More »

ATF Offers $5, 000 Reward for Information on Assault of 84-Year Old Man

February 10, 2011

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for the assault of Paul McDermott, an 84-year-old resident of Detroit, said Thomas Brandon, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the ATF Detroit Field Division.More »