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Multi-Convicted Felon Sentenced to Over 15 Years in Prison For Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

October 2, 2009

United States District Judge Casey Rodgers sentenced Taurean Proch, 27, Omaha, Nebraska, to 190 months (15.8 years) in a federal penitentiary for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. More »

Unlicensed Firearms Dealer Pleads Guilty

September 24, 2009

Acting United States Attorney Thomas F. Kirwin, Northern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Virginia O’Brien, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Tampa Field Division, announced today that Henry Richard Hale, 62, of Pensacola, Florida, entered a plea of guilty to the eleven count indictment returned by a federal grand jury. More »

Violent Offender Sentenced to 480 Months in Federal Penitentiary for Using A Firearm to Commit A Crime of Violence, Bank Robbery, and Carjacking

September 18, 2009

United States District Judge Gregory Presnell sentenced Tracy J. Garrett, 44, of Orlando to 480 months (40 years) in a federal penitentiary for multiple counts of carjacking and using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. More »

Violent Offender Sentenced to 599 Months in Federal Prison for Using a Firearm to Commit a Crime of Violence, Robbery, and Carjacking

August 4, 2009

United States District Judge Patricia Fawsett sentenced Rohan Dunn, 22, of Orlando to 599 months (49.9 years) in federal prison for multiple counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and carjacking. Dunn pleaded guilty to the charges on May 14. More »

ATF Teams Up With Partners in Operation Money Train

May 15, 2009

Special Agent in Charge Stephen C. Herkins of the San Francisco Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); California Highway Patrol Chief Adam Cuevas of the Coastal Division, Sheriff Mike Kanalakis of the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Louis Fetherolf of the Salinas Police Department, and Special Agent In Charge Bob Cooke of the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, announced today the culmination of a long term undercover investigation which will result in the arrest of 52 defendants in a sweep of narcotics traffickers, firearms violators, and car thieves operating in and around the Salinas and Gilroy areas. More »

Previously Convicted of 46 Felony Counts, Violent Offender Is Sentenced to Over 19 Years in Prison

April 28, 2009

United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan sentenced Clarence Eugene Robinson (age 64, of St. Augustine) to 19 years and 7 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. Robinson has been convicted of 46 felonies from 1966 through 2008 including armed robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and several federal firearms violations. More »

Pensacola Man Sentenced to Twenty Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Firearm and Possession With Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine

April 15, 2009

United States District Judge Lacy Collier sentenced Willie Demond Jackson (age 28, of Pensacola) to 20 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition after having been convicted of a felony. Jackson was also convicted of possession with intent to distribute 10 or more grams of a controlled substance (crack cocaine) and use or carry of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. More »

Archer Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possession of Pipe Bombs, Firearms in Connection With Drug Trafficking Offense

April 7, 2009

E. Bryan Wilson, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced that TIMOTHY ROBERT TREFFINGER (43), of Archer, Florida was sentenced to 43 years in federal prison for the possession of firearms and destructive devices (pipe bombs) in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense and possession of an unregistered silencer, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c), Title 21 United States Code, Section 841, and Title 26, United States Code, Section 5861. More »

Panama City Man Sentenced for Possession of Explosives & the Attempted Taking of Marine Mammals

March 31, 2009

United States Attorney Thomas F. Kirwin, Northern District of Florida, announced that Garry Alvin Key, also known as “Alvy Stancle Key, Jr.” 50, Panama City, Florida, was sentenced by United States District Judge Richard Smoak to a total of 24 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. More »

Orlando Man Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

March 19, 2009

On March 18, 2009 United States District Judge Gregory A. Presnell sentenced Anthony Grant Jackson (age 36, of Orlando) to 15 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition after having been convicted of a felony. Jackson had pled guilty to the charge on November 6, 2008. More »

Owner of Ocala Rental Property Indicted on Federal Charge of Soliciting Arson

March 9, 2009

United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton, along with Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge of the Tampa Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced today that a federal grand jury in Tampa has returned an indictment charging Susan E. Washington (age 51 of Canton, Georgia) with soliciting another person to commit arson. More »

Kissimmee Crack Dealer Facing Mandatory Life Imprisonment

February 26, 2009

A jury in U.S. District Court, late Tuesday, found NATHANIEL GREEN (age 29, of Kissimmee) guilty of possessing 50 grams or more of “crack” cocaine with the intent to distribute it and possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony. More »

Convicted Felon With Stolen Firearm Sentenced to 63 Months in Federal Prison

February 26, 2009

Chief United States District Judge Anne C. Conway today sentenced Rohan Tucker ( age 26, of Orlando) to 63 months in federal prison on a single charge of possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony. Tucker had pleaded guilty to the charge on December 5, 2008. More »

Eight Alleged Gang Members From Pasco County Indicted on Drug and Gun Charges

February 11, 2009

United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton, together with Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), Pasco County Sheriff Bob White, and New Port Richey police Chief Martin Rickus, today announced the unsealing of indictments charging eight individuals, alleged to be members of the Valentine Bloods street gang in Pasco County, with numerous firearms and narcotics charges. More »

Tampa 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. More »

NFL Experience K-9 Sweep

January 22, 2009

The NFL Experience opens Saturday, January 24 and the Tampa Police Department and ATF K-9s will be checking the area to ensure the safety of everyone attending the NFL Experience. More »

Florida Canine Teams Receive National Certification in Bomb Detection

January 16, 2009

Special Agent in Charge Virginia O’Brien of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Tampa Field Division and Deputy Chief Michael P. Hayes, ATF National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR) today announce the graduation of thirteen law-enforcement canine teams from the ATF “National Canine Initiative Course.” More »