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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Sioux Falls Police Department are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the July 9, 2016, robbery of the Walgreen’s Pharmacy, located at 3620 W 41st Street in Sioux Falls.  ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

Darin Kyle Taylor, 56, of Post Falls, Idaho, was sentenced today for use of interstate facilities in the commission of murder for hire, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.   Taylor was sentenced to 120 months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release for the use of interstate facilities in the commission of murder hire and 121 months in prison, to be followed by five years supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Taylor pleaded guilty on December 15, 2015.

LOS ANGELES – Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other law enforcement authorities this morning arrested six people charged in three federal indictments that allege illegal firearms sales and drug distribution.

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Damien Henry Thomas, age 37, of Langley Park, Maryland, today to 15 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute crack and powder cocaine, and for being a felon in possession of a firearm. At today’s sentencing hearing, Judge Grimm found that Thomas was an armed career criminal and a career offender. Judge Grimm also entered an order requiring Thomas to forfeit a .38 caliber revolver and ammunition, as well as $2,916 in drug proceeds.

On January 4, 2016, the Attorney General signed ATF Final Rule 41F, amending the regulations regarding the making or transferring of a firearm under the National Firearms Act (NFA). The goal of the final rule is to ensure that the identification and background check requirements apply equally to individuals, trusts, and legal entities who apply to make or receive NFA firearms.

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