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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Contact: George Huffman

ATF offers reward in explosives theft

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Louisville Field Division, is requesting assistance from the public for information regarding an explosives theft.


Between June 8 at 4 p.m. and June 9 at 6:30 a.m., an unknown person(s) broke into an explosives magazine (trailer) at the River Ridge Development site in Jeffersonville.  The suspect(s) stole nine, 10-pound bags of ammonium nitrate blasting agent (see photo below of similar product).  The blasting agent is an emulsion that has a gel like appearance to it.


Image of a blasting agent

ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the recovery of the explosives and/or the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for the theft. 


Anyone with information about this crime should contact ATF at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), email, contact ATF through its website at, or text to 63975 using the code ATFLOU. Tips can also be submitted by using the Reportit® app, available from both Google Play and the Apple App store, or by visiting All tips will be kept confidential.


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Louisville Field Division