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REDLANDS, Calif. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Redlands Fire Department announced a reward today of up to $5,000 for information related to the arrest of those responsible for starting a fire that destroyed the Amazon distribution center in Redlands, California.

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama joinedMobile Police Chief Lawrence L. Battiste, Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran, DEA Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley, HSI Special Agent in Charge Katrina W. Berger, ATF Acting Special Agent in Charge Toby Taylor, and FBI Special Agent in Charge James Jewell in announcing the unsealing today of a forty-eight count indictment charging forty-two members and associates of a Mobile County, Alabama-based multi-state drug smuggling and distribution organization known as the “Crossley Hills Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO).”

FORT WAYNE-Maurice Sewell, age 39, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Judge Holly A. Brady after his plea of guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. Sewell was sentenced to 188 months in prison followed by 6 years of supervised release.


‘Operation Who’s Laughing Now’ sent 19 defendants to federal prison

SAVANNAH, GA:  An admitted gang member who was a major supplier for a methamphetamine-trafficking operation in the coastal Georgia area has been sentenced to federal prison. Daniel Jeffers, a/k/a “Dirty,” 31, of Savannah, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge R. Stan Baker to 110 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute More Than 50 Grams of Methamphetamine, said Bobby L. Christine, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. After completion of his sentence, Jeffers must serve three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

Tampa, Florida – Wilmer Rosales, a/k/a “DoubleU,” (22, Plant City) has  pleaded guilty to conspiring to traffic in controlled substances; conspiring to commit robbery; committing robbery; using a firearm and causing the first degree murder of Grant Urquhart in furtherance of the drug conspiracy; and possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. Rosales faces up to life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. Rosales’s co-defendant, Joel Sierra, a/k/a “Jojo,” (25, Plant City) is scheduled to plead guilty on November 12, 2020.

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