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New Orleans Field Division - 2009 Releases

Two Plead Guilty to Illegal Cigarette Trafficking

November 30, 2009

Jim M. Greenlee, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Joseph Riehl, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), announce that… More »

Armed Home Invasion Group Member Pleads Guilty In Federal Court To Drug And Firearms Charges

October 22, 2009

A member of a violent drug trafficking group in Shreveport, Louisiana pleaded guilty today to planning an armed home invasion to rob rival drug dealers of cash and drugs, United States Attorney Donald W. Washington announced. Schmanisky Broadway, 29, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Tom Stagg to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of firearms in relation to drug trafficking. More »

Eight Individuals Convicted for Theft of Guns and Drugs from Greenwood Police Department

June 18, 2009

Jim M. Greenlee, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, and Resident Agent in Charge Lisa Green, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Oxford, Mississippi office, announced today that all eight (8) people charged in federal court with the 2005-2006 theft of firearms and drugs from the Greenwood Police Department have been convicted and are now awaiting sentencing. More »

ATF Offers Reward In Mississippi Gun Store Murder-Robbery

May 4, 2009

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today that it is re-publicizing a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for a robbery and murder occurring 3 years ago at a gun store, located at 1002 Lee Drive, Clarksdale, MS. More »

ATF Offers $20,000 Reward in West Memphis Bombing

March 4, 2009

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced that they are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the recent bombing at 411 North Avalon, West Memphis, Ark. More »

15 Indicted on Federal Gun and Drug Charges Arrested in Early Morning Roundup

February 18, 2009

Individuals facing federal indictments for various gun and drug charges were arrested earlier today during a roundup conducted by Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Troopers with the Louisiana State Police, with the assistance of Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Officers of the New Orleans Police Department and the Gulfcoast HIDTA, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten and ATF Special Agent in Charge David G. Harper. More »

New Orleans K-9 Teams Work With Security Team in Tampa for Super Bowl

January 30, 2009

Not everyone participating in this yearr’s Super Bowl is a football player. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has fielded its best players to help prepare for a safe and secure Super Bowl XLIII. More »

New Orleans Murderer and Drug Dealer Sentenced to Three Terms of Life in Federal Prison

January 14, 2009

ELDRIDGE SIMPSON, a/k/a “Woozy,” a 31 year-old New Orleans man, was sentenced in federal court today by U. S. District Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle to spend the rest of his life in federal prison, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. More »

Tanya Smith Sentenced on Federal Firearms Charges Related to Fatal Shooting of Two Bastrop Police Detectives

January 6, 2009

TANYA MARIE SMITH, 25, of Mission, Texas, will spend the next 27 years in prison for federal firearms charges resulting from the August 2007 shooting at a Bastrop, La. motel that killed two local police detectives, United States Attorney Donald Washington announced today. More »