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Louisville Field Division - 2011 Releases

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Five Louisville Men Charged in Large Drug Trafficking Organization

October 25, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY — Five Louisville men are charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of a mixture of substance containing marijuana, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.More »

Two Year Investigation Nets 33 Charged in Paducah

October 13, 2011

PADUCAH, KY – An early morning drug sweep of the Paducah, Kentucky community by multiple law enforcement agencies has resulted in more arrests in an on-going investigation into drug trafficking, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky; Paul J. Vido, Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and James Berry, Chief of the Paducah Police Department.More »

Former Whitley County Sheriff Gets 186 Months

September 28, 2011

LONDON, Ky. — Former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge was sentenced today to 186 months in federal prison for his involvement in numerous illegal activities during his tenure as Sheriff.More »

Former Williamsburg Attorney Sentenced 27 Months for Extortion Conspiracy with Former Whitley County Sheriff

July 13, 2011

LONDON — A former criminal defense attorney in Williamsburg, Ky. was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for conspiring to extort money from his clients. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove sentenced 54–year–old Ronnie Wayne Reynolds for extortion under color of official right.More »

ATF Offers $2,500 Reward in Gun Shop Burglary

May 3, 2011

JEFFERSONTOWN, Ky. – Special Agent in Charge Paul J. Vido of the Louisville Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Chief Rick Sanders, Jeffersontown Police Department, today announced that ATF is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the theft of firearms that occurred at 111 Gun Shop, a federal firearms licensee, in Jeffersontown. The burglary occurred on April 26.More »

U.S. Attorney’s Office, ATF and Huntington Police Department Announce Major Drug and Weapon Roundup

March 3, 2011

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Paul J. Vido and Huntington Police Department Chief W.H. Skip Holbrook, along with several members from the law enforcement community joined today to announce a major, long-term undercover law enforcement effort targeting the Fairfield West area of Huntington.More »