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Two Texas Men Indicted for Conspiring to Buy Grenade Launcher

December 29, 2010

BIRMINGHAM — A federal grand jury today indicted two Texas men for surreptitiously trying to buy an automatic grenade launcher, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and ATF Special Agent in Charge Glenn Anderson.More »

Former Metro Nashville Police Officer Convicted of Making False Statements to a Firearms Dealer

December 20, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. — Edwing Ronal Morales, a former Metropolitan Nashville police officer, was found guilty on December 15, 2010 by a jury, after a two day trial in U.S. District Court in Nashville, of two counts of making false statements to a firearms dealer during two attempted purchases of handguns in 2009, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee; Glenn N. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Nashville Field Division; Jon Ruttencutter, Resident Agent in Charge of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Nashville Field Office; and Steve Anderson, Interim Chief of Police, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.More »

Calvin Quintez Williams Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for the Distribution of Cocaine Base (“Crack”) and Possession of a Firearm

July 27, 2010

Calvin Quintez Williams, 21, of Kingsport, Tennessee, was sentenced in United States District Court in Greeneville, on July 26, 2010, to a term of 120 months in prison and eight years supervised release, by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, United States District Judge. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Williams on August 27, 2009, to possession with the intent to distribute more than five grams of crack cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. More »

Fifteen Arrested on Federal Methamphetamine Charges in Van Buren County

July 27, 2010

Twelve men and three women were arrested today in Van Buren County on charges involving various violations of federal narcotics and firearms laws. Today’s arrests by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), and Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department, are the result of a two-year investigation into the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine in and around Van Buren County. More »

Twenty-Six Alleged Bloods Gang Members and Associates Indicted on Federal Racketeering, Firearms and Narcotics Charges

June 24, 2010

A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tenn., has indicted 26 members and associates of the violent gang known as the Bloods, for various charges, including conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering, assault resulting in serious bodily injury in aid of racketeering, conspiracy to use and carry firearms during and in relation to crimes of violence, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine, cocaine, hydromorphone and marijuana. More »

Allen Scott Hicks Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery of Hampton Pharmacy

April 26, 2010

Allen Scott Hicks, 52, of Elizabethton, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, at Greeneville. The sentence was the result of a December 3, 2009, guilty plea by Hicks to a federal grand jury indictment charging him with robbery of a pharmacy and using and carrying a firearms during the robbery. More »

Hoover, Ala. Explosives Detection Canine Helps Miami Prepare for Super Bowl XLIV

February 5, 2010

Not everyone participating in this year’s Super Bowl is a football player. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have fielded their best players to help prepare for a safe and secure Super Bowl XLIV. These pros include ATF K-9 explosives detection teams that have been deployed to Miami from around the country. The K-9 teams are working side-by-side with other federal, state and local law-enforcement officers to keep the football teams and fans safe throughout this event. More »

Chattanooga, Tenn. Explosives Detection Canine Helps Miami Prepare for Super Bowl XLIV

February 5, 2010

Not everyone participating in this year’s Super Bowl is a football player. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have fielded their best players to help prepare for a safe and secure Super Bowl XLIV. These pros include ATF K-9 explosives detection teams that have been deployed to Miami from around the country. The K-9 teams are working side-by-side with other federal, state and local law-enforcement officers to keep the football teams and fans safe throughout this event. More »

Nashville, Tenn. Explosives Detection Canine Helps Miami Prepare for Super Bowl XLIV

February 5, 2010

Not everyone participating in this year’s Super Bowl is a football player. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have fielded their best players to help prepare for a safe and secure Super Bowl XLIV. These pros include ATF K-9 explosives detection teams that have been deployed to Miami from around the country. The K-9 teams are working side-by-side with other federal, state and local law-enforcement officers to keep the football teams and fans safe throughout this event. More »

ATF National Response Team Activated to Hoover, Alabama

January 20, 2010

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Response Team, along with ATF special agents from the Nashville Field Division, have entered the investigation of a hotel fire that occurred Saturday, January 16, 2010, at 1535 Montgomery Highway, in Hoover. The NRT responded at the request of Hoover authorities, and the Nashville Field Division has established a command post in the area. More »

Twenty-Six Indicted For Methamphetamine Conspiracy

January 7, 2010

A federal grand jury in Chattanooga returned a 38-count indictment on December 8, 2009, against twenty-six individuals of Bledsoe, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie Counties, for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and to acquire and possess pseudoephedrine, a precursor chemical used to manufacture methamphetamine, as well as numerous substantive counts stemming from the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine, the illegal possession of firearms, and maintaining “drug houses,” located in various local counties in Tennessee. More »