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NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced today that a federal jury has convicted DELOYD JONES, age 23, BYRON JONES, age 24, and SIDNEY PATTERSON, age 24, all of New Orleans, following an 8-day trial.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are requesting the public’s assistance for information on the recent theft of high explosives from an explosives bunker located near Hildale, Utah.

The National Weather Service has forecasted that tropical storm Erika will be skirting the Gulf Coast and then moving up Florida’s spine north of Tampa. Federal firearms licensee’s should establish a disaster preparedness plan, to safeguard your business by protecting firearms, ammunition and required records.

On July 24, 2015, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Laboratory Center held its very first graduation for the Caribbean firearms examiners class. This 12-week course in forensics was given to selected members of CBSI program countries to provide instruction and training in the identification of weapons and ammunition, proper documentation to facilitate firearms and explosives traces, current trends in firearms, and intelligence gathering techniques.