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South Carolina News: West Columbia Resident, Felix Martinez-Melquisdes Pleads Guilty to Being an Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that Felix Martinez-Melquisdes, age 35, of West Columbia, South Carolina, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Columbia, to possessing a firearm while being an illegal alien in the United States, a violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(a)(5)(A), 924(a)(2) and 924(e). … Continue reading South Carolina News: West Columbia Resident, Felix Martinez-Melquisdes Pleads Guilty to Being an Illegal Alien in Possession of a Firearm

WASHINGTON News: Justice Department honors Ohio County Sheriff’s Deputy in Second Annual Attorney General’s Award For Distinguished Service In Policing

WASHINGTON – United States Attorney Bill Powell joined Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Justice Department leadership this week in announcing the recipients of the Second Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing, recognizing the exceptional work of 25 law enforcement officers and deputies from 12 jurisdictions across the country. “The Trump Administration supports … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Justice Department honors Ohio County Sheriff’s Deputy in Second Annual Attorney General’s Award For Distinguished Service In Policing

Massachusetts News: South Boston Man, Jomar Ventura Charged with Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl in Public Housing Development

BOSTON, Ms. – A South Boston man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Boston with distributing heroin and fentanyl. Jomar Ventura, 24, was charged with four counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl. Ventura will appear in federal court later today. According to court documents, Ventura distributed … Continue reading Massachusetts News: South Boston Man, Jomar Ventura Charged with Distributing Heroin and Fentanyl in Public Housing Development

United States | Curbelo Condemns Attorney General’s Roadblocking of Legal American Businesses After DEA Allows Canadian THC & CBD Imports for Research

United States – Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) issued the following statement after the Drug Enforcement Agency announced it had approved plans to allow CBD and THC to be imported into the United States from a Canadian company for a research study about their effectiveness in treating chronic nerve pain: “Allowing a Canadian company to do … Continue reading United States | Curbelo Condemns Attorney General’s Roadblocking of Legal American Businesses After DEA Allows Canadian THC & CBD Imports for Research

West Virginia News: Bluefield Man, Laron Safford Sentenced on Gun Charge

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that a Bluefield man was sentenced yesterday to federal prison on a gun charge. Laron Safford, 42, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The case was investigated by the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task … Continue reading West Virginia News: Bluefield Man, Laron Safford Sentenced on Gun Charge

Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Multi-Convicted Felon, Mario Tiller Charged with Firearms and Drug Law Violations

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal drug and firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The three-count indictment, returned on September 18, named Mario Tiller, age 40, as the sole defendant. According to the indictment, … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: PITTSBURGH, Multi-Convicted Felon, Mario Tiller Charged with Firearms and Drug Law Violations

South Carolina News: Gaffney Man, Steven Ray Garner Sentenced on Federal Firearm Charge

Greenville, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Steven Ray Garner, age 44, of Gaffney, was sentenced in federal court to 60 months imprisonment with 3 years of supervised release to follow. Garner previously pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United … Continue reading South Carolina News: Gaffney Man, Steven Ray Garner Sentenced on Federal Firearm Charge

South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, U.S. Attorney’s Office Hosts “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” Conference

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota, together with Avera Health, hosted a conference on “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” on September 6, 2018 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. One of the highest priorities of the United States Department … Continue reading South Dakota News: SIOUX FALLS, U.S. Attorney’s Office Hosts “Addiction and Suicide: Communities in Crisis” Conference