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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Nine For Firearms Violations

August 20, 2009

Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Charlotte Field Division, Zebedee T. Graham, and U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, Anna Mills Wagoner, today announced the federal indictment of nine defendants for violations of the federal firearms and conspiracy laws. More »

News Conference Scheduled To Announce The Dismantling Of One Of The Largest Organized Home Burglary Rings In North Carolina History

August 14, 2009

A news conference has been scheduled to announce the federal indictments of at least nine (9) defendants that were engaged in a highly organized home burglary ring for several years in both North and South Carolina. More »

ATF National Response Team Activated to Garner, N.C.

June 11, 2009

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Response Team, along with ATF special agents from the Charlotte Field Division, have entered the investigation of a large commercial explosion that occurred Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 4581 Jones Sausage Road, in Garner, N.C. The NRT responded at the request of the Wake County Fire Marshal’s Office. More »

Operation “Hot Soup” Defendant Sentenced to Over 26 Years in Prison

April 22, 2009

United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court here on April 20, 2009, CHARLES MELVIN CAMPBELL, JR., was sentenced to 320 months by United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle for conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute more than fifty (50) grams of cocaine base (crack) and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of this drug trafficking crime. More »

Charlotte Man Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

April 7, 2009

Dion Coxton, 34, of Charlotte, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Charlotte to serve a federal prison sentence of life plus 405 months’ imprisonment for his involvement in a drug conspiracy which operated in and around the Charlotte metro area during July and August 2004. At a July 2008 federal trial, the jury found Coxton guilty on numerous counts: one count of “crack” cocaine conspiracy, one count of conspiracy to use and carry a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, one count of knowing and unlawful use of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime in the course of such violation causing the death of a person through the use of the firearms, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine. More »

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

January 30, 2009

Not everyone participating in this year’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. These pros include ATF K-9 explosives detection teams that have been deployed to Tampa from around the country. More »

Columbia Man Sentenced to 151 Months for Gun Thefts, Drug Charge

January 28, 2009

United States Attorney W. Walter Wilkins stated that JOSHUA JUSTON SEIBLES, age 24, of Columbia, was sentenced in federal court to 151 months imprisonment for stealing and possessing firearms, and to possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute it. United States District Judge Margaret B. Seymour imposed the sentence, which will be followed by three years of supervised release. More »