WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is committed to ensuring public safety by working directly and through partnerships to assist federal firearms licensees (FFL) and federal explosives licensees and permittees (FEL/FEP) in complying with federal laws and regulations.
KINGWOOD, Texas – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, and Crime Stoppers of Houston have announced a reward for information leading to the arrest of suspect(s) responsible for burglarizing Kingwood Guns, located at 1110 Kingwood Drive in Kingwood, Texas. ATF is offering a reward of up to $3,500, which will be matched by the NSSF, and up to $1,000 by Crime Stoppers of Houston, for a total combined reward of up to $8,000.
RALEIGH – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, John Stuart Bruce, announced that yesterday in federal court, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever, III sentenced RICKIE MARKIECE ATKINSON, 35, of Raleigh, to 240 months of imprisonment followed by 5 years of supervised release.
Indianapolis – United States Attorney Josh Minkler announced today the sentencing of the leader of a drug trafficking organization which distributed heroin and methamphetamine in the Indianapolis area. David McMichel, 33, Indianapolis was sentenced to 360 months (30 years) imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson.
BOSTON – A cocaine and heroin distributor for the Boston street gang, Columbia Point Dawgs (CPD), was sentenced today in federal court in Boston. Fancisco Arias, 35, of Jamaica Plain, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 175 months in prison and five years of supervised release. In May 2016, Arias pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine, and over one kilogram of heroin. Arias, one of 48 defendants tied to the CPD, was indicted in June 2015.