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Southern California Cocaine Suppliers Convicted in Largest Jefferson County Federal Drug Trafficking Operation

December 13, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A federal jury in Louisville, Kentucky found Abel Flores and Ramon Flores guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. According to evidence presented during the five day trial before U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson, III, the defendants sold thousands of kilos of cocaine. The drugs were brought into the United States through a Mexican drug cartel to trafficking organizer Michael McCarthy, for distribution in the Louisville area. At trial, the United States proved that Abel Flores, age 41, of Los Angeles, California and Ramon Flores, age 34, of Los Angeles, California, supplied the cocaine through a cross-country distribution network originating in Southern California. The cocaine was driven from Southern California to Louisville where it was received by McCarthy and distributed to other members of the organization in Louisville. More »

Barren County, Kentucky Felon Guilty of Operating Sophisticated Marijuana Grow Operation in His Home

November 21, 2012

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The last of eleven defendants charged in one of the state’s largest indoor marijuana grow operations pled guilty this week in United States District Court before Chief Judge Thomas B. Russell to manufacturing and distributing a controlled substance, money laundering and possession of firearms by a convicted felon, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. More »

Man Who Shot at Lexington Night Spot Employee Sentenced to 10 Years

November 15, 2012

LEXINGTON — A Fayette County man who fired shots at a Lexington night spot employee earlier this year was sentenced to 10 years in prison. More »

Louisville Felon Sentenced to 410 Months in Prison Following Conviction on Federal Firearms and Narcotics Charges

November 2, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky — U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn, II sentenced a Louisville felon to 34 years and two months in prison this week, for possession of over 28 grams of crack with intent to distribute; possession of an assault rifle in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm; announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. More »

Louisville Man, Formerly Employed As A Police Officer And Officer With The Kentucky Department Of Corrections - Guilty Of Threatening A Federal Agent

October 24, 2012

Louisville, Ky. – A Jefferson County, Kentucky resident, formerly employed as a police officer and officer with the Kentucky Department of Corrections pled guilty today, in U.S. District Court with mailing threatening communications to a federal law enforcement officer and knowingly depositing a firearm in the mail announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.More »

U.S. Attorney Announces Arrests and Successful Prosecutions of Violent Crime Offenders in Hopkinsville, Kentucky

August 22, 2012

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. – David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, today announced the results of the successful, ongoing investigation and prosecution of persistent drug and violent crime offenders in the Hopkinsville, Ky., community.More »

Six Carlisle Residents Sentenced for Trafficking Pills and Illegally Possessing Firearms

August 9, 2012

LEXINGTON – A federal judge sentenced the last of six Nicholas County residents involved in drug and gun crime to 18 months in prison.More »

Hogsett Announces Indictment of Four on Federal Drug, Firerams Charges

July 25, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — Joseph H. Hogsett, the United States Attorney, announced today the return of a seven-count indictment of four central Indianahttp://www.projectsafechildhood.gov. residents for a variety of federal drug and firearms offenses.More »

Louisville Man, Formerly Employed as a Police Officer and Officer with the Kentucky Department of Corrections – Charged with Threatening a Federal Agent

May 25, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Jefferson County, Kentucky resident, formerly employed as a police officer and officer with the Kentucky Department of Corrections has been charged in U.S. District Court with mailing threatening communications to a federal law enforcement officer and knowingly depositing a firearm in the mail announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.More »

Kentucky Explosives Detection Canine Helps Chicago Prepare for NATO Summit

May 18, 2012

CHICAGO — Leaders from around the world gather in Chicago this weekend for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization 2012 Summit. Law enforcement throughout Chicago, including the Chicago Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), are ramping up security in preparation for the historic event hosted by President Barack Obama, May 20–21.More »

Arrest in Ashland Explosives Incident

January 19, 2012

Chief Robert W. Ratliff, Ashland Police Department, Special Agent in Charge Paul J. Vido, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, Commissioner Rodney Brewer, Kentucky State Police announces the arrest of Thomas Keith Biederman. More »