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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Nashville Field Division

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Welcome to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Division. The Nashville Field Division encompasses the states of Tennessee and Alabama, from Music City USA to the Gulf Coast. The Nashville Field Division is responsible for enforcing federal laws pertaining to gun crime, arson, explosives and alcohol/tobacco diversion. ATF is also responsible for regulating and investigating private industry relating to firearms and explosives.

The dedicated men and women of ATF in the Nashville Field Division and throughout the country is comprised of special agents, industry operations investigators, forensic auditors, certified fire investigators, certified explosive specialists and a variety of administrative/support staff.

ATF is committed to reducing violent crime and keeping our neighborhoods safe. ATF’s Nashville Field Division special agents focus investigative efforts on violent offenders, armed career criminals, gun traffickers and gangs. Our industry operations investigators work to ensure that firearms and explosives are manufactured handled, stored and sold in a safe but lawful manner. We work in partnership with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout Tennessee and Alabama to accomplish these goals.

Investigating gun crime, firearms trafficking, criminal bombings and suspected acts of arson are all vital aspects of the ATF mission. ATF’s Nashville Field Division special agents combat arson and explosives-related crimes by conducting intense proactive investigations while working in partnerships with local/state fire investigators and police bomb squads.

We encourage all residents in Tennessee and Alabama to get to know your local ATF. Information sharing is vital to the success of ATF and our law enforcement partners. For additional information, questions and opportunities regarding community/ school outreach please give us a call. Our phone number is (615) 565-1200.

Glenn N. Anderson


Division Management Team

    Glenn N. Anderson
    Special Agent In Charge (SAC)

    Larry Cooper
    Assistant Special Agent In Charge (ASAC)

    Steve Cordle
    Acting Assistant Special Agent In Charge (ASAC)

    Kevin Boydston
    Director of Industry Operations (DIO)

    Eric Kehn
    Public Information Officer (PIO)

    Division Contact Information

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

    Nashville Field Division
    5300 Maryland Way, Suite 200
    Brentwood, Tennessee
    37027
    USA

    Voice 615) 565-1400

    Fax 615) 565-1401

Federal Jury Finds Ranking Street Gang Member Guilty of Armed Home Invasions

December 19, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn., December 19, 2012 – Corey Lamont Lanier a/k/a Foot, 34, of Nashville, was found guilty yesterday by a federal jury for his role in planning and carrying out three armed home invasion robberies, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee and Carl Vasilko, Acting Special Agent in Charge the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division.More »

Detroit Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Transport Oxycodone from Michigan to East Tennessee and Conspiracy to Launder Cash

November 15, 2012

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Following a three-day trial in U.S. District Court, on November 15, 2012, Qwindel Jerome Page, 28, Detroit, Mich., was convicted of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, conspiracy to commit money laundering and possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute. Sentencing is set for 1:30 p.m., May 16, 2013. Page faces up to 80 years in federal prison. Federal sentences are not parolable.More »

Derek Lucas Gets Life in Prison for Drug Conspiracy and Firearms Possession for His Role in Armed Home Invasion Group

November 2, 2012

Memphis, TN – Derek Lucas, 36, of Memphis, TN, convicted in May on drug conspiracy and firearms charges, was sentenced to life in federal prison yesterday by District Judge S. Thomas Anderson for his role in a conspiracy to rob drug dealers, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton and Special Agent in Charge Glenn N. Anderson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division.More »

Federal Jury Convicts Vice Lord Leader Of All Charges

October 16, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 16, 2012 - Monique “Money” Smith, 41, of Cookeville, Tenn.,
was convicted on all counts of a seven-count indictment, by a federal jury in Nashville yesterday,
announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.More »

Arizona Man Convicted for Role in Drug Conspiracy

September 20, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – September 20, 2012 - Miguel Padilla, 38, of Phoenix, Arizona, was convicted by a federal jury on Monday, September 17, 2012, of conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.More »

Bloods Gang Members Sentenced to Life in Prison for Roles in Three Murders, Racketeering Conspiracy and Firearms Offenses

September 13, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – September 13, 2012 – Keairus Wilson, 22, a/k/a "Key Thang," and Rondarius Williamson, 22, both of Nashville, Tennessee, have been sentenced to life in prison by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.More »

Cheryl Steward Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Murder of Captain Dennis Cagle

September 12, 2012

Jackson, TN – Cheryl Freeman Steward, age 52, of Henderson, Tennessee, pled guilty today to charges related to the murder of Captain Dennis Cagle.More »

Talbott Resident Brian Mullins Sentenced to 118 Months in Federal Prison for White Pine Pharmacy Robbery

September 5, 2012

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Brian Mullins, 37, of Talbott, Tenn., was sentenced on September 5, 2012, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 118 months in federal prison for robbery with a handgun of the Sanitary Drug Store in White Pine, Tenn. There is no parole in the federal system.More »

Vice Lord Gang Members Sentenced for Murders and Violent Crime in Middle Tennessee

July 17, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The last defendants have been sentenced in a case against nine members of the Vice Lords Gang indicted in October, 2009 for the commission of violent crimes in furtherance of racketeering activity, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.More »

Armed Home Invasion Group Member is Convicted in Federal Court of Drug Conspiracy and Firearms Charges

July 17, 2012

Memphis, TN – Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, and Glenn N. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF Nashville Field Division, announced today that on Friday, July 13, 2012, a federal jury convicted defendant Derek Lucas on drug conspiracy and firearm charges in the Western District of Tennessee.More »

Uzbek National Sentenced to Nearly 16 Years in Prison for Threatening to Kill the President and Providing Material Support to Terrorism

July 16, 2012

Birmingham – U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon today sentenced ULUGBEK KODIROV, an Uzbek national who has lived in the United States since 2009, to 15 years and eight months in prison for providing material support to terrorism, threatening to kill President Barack Obama and illegally possessing a weapon.More »

Cocke County Felon Sentenced to 110 Months in Prison for Possessing a Sawed Off Shotgun

June 26, 2012

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Roy Santana Jr., 33, of Cosby, Tenn., was sentenced today in U.S. District Court, Greeneville, to serve110 months in federal prison, by the Honorable Leon Jordan, U.S. District Judge.More »

Felon Convicted of Transporting Ammunition to New York Drug Trafficking Organization

June 13, 2012

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — On June 13, 2012, Paul Douglas Prater, 50, of Niagra Falls, N.Y., was convicted by a jury of being a felon in possession of ammunition, after a one–day trial in U.S. District Court before the Honorable Leon Jordan.More »

Montgomery Bloods Convicted in Violent Crime Conspiracy

April 11, 2012

Montgomery, Alabama — United States Attorney George L. Beck, Jr. announced today that five individuals that were either members of or associated themselves with the Bloods street gang in Montgomery, Alabama have been convicted for their involvement in a series of violent crimes that occurred in 2009. Reco Mareese Daniels, age 30, Courtney Djaris Wilson, age 28, Willie George Tallie, age 26, Anthony Darrell Tallie, age 32, and Damien Michael Pierce, age 27, were indicted in August of 2011 by a federal grand jury on conspiracy, carjacking, robbery, and firearms charges related to a series of violent crimes committed in Prattville, Pike Road, and Montgomery over a four–month period in 2009.More »

Two Bloods Gang Members in Tennessee Convicted for Roles in Three Murdrs, Racketeering Conspiracy and Firearms Offesenses

March 23, 2012

WASHINGTON – A federal jury in Nashville, Tenn., has convicted two Bloods gang members for their roles in the murder of three individuals, a racketeering conspiracy and committing firearms offenses, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin for the Middle District of Tennessee and Special Agent in Charge Glenn N. Anderson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Nashville Field Division.More »

Members of Major Drug Trafficking Organization Plead Guilty to Drug and Money Laundering Conspiracy Charges

February 16, 2012

GREENEVILLE, Tenn – On February 15, 2012, the last five of 27 defendants in an October 12, 2012, 35-count indictment, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge J. Ronnie Greer in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Greeneville. Rodney Allen Mitchell, 32, of Kingsport, Tenn., Maurice William Gravely, 41, of Gray, Tenn., Cedric D’Andre Mitchell, 22, of ig Stone Gap, Va., Rachel Nichole Goad, 34, of Kingsport, Tenn., and Curtis Louis Prior, Jr., 35, of Kingsport, Tenn., all pleaded guilty to charges relating to conspiracies to distribute oxycodone and marijuana, and to money laundering.More »

Uzbek National Pleads Guilty To Charges of Threatening to Kill the President and Providing Material Support to Terrorist Activity

February 13, 2012

BIRMINGHAM – An Uzbek national who has lived in the United States since 2009 pleaded guilty today in federal court to charges of providing material support to terrorist activity, threatening to kill President Barack Obama and illegally possessing a weapon.More »

Birmingham Man Gets Life Plus 40 Years in Prison for Violent Business Robberies

January 26, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — A federal judge today sentenced one Birmingham man to life plus 40 years in prison and a second to almost 29 years in prison as the last of five defendants sentenced in connection to a series of violent robberies in the Birmingham area between December 2009 and March 2010, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, ATF Special Agent in Charge Glenn Anderson and FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick Maley.More »

$5,000 Reward Offered for Information Regarding Christmas Day Arson at Local Gun Shop Poster

January 20, 2012

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$5,000 Reward Offered for Information Regarding Christmas Day Arson at Local Gun Shop

January 20, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division and the Tennessee State Bomb and Arson Section announced a combined reward of $5,000 for anyone who has information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the arson fire on Dec. 25, 2011 at Specialty Arms II, 184 Old Nashville Highway in LaVergne, Tenn. The fire at the federal firearms license was reported to police at approximately 2:15 a.m. Christmas morning.More »

Federal Judge Sentences Armed Robbers to Long Prison Terms

January 12, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — A federal judge today sentenced two Birmingham men to long prison terms for their parts in a series of violent robberies in the Birmingham area between December 2009 and March 2010, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, ATF Special Agent in Charge Glenn Anderson and FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick Maley.More »

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