Project Safe Neighborhoods

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

Georgia News: Milledgeville Felon, Arthur Lee Bennett Sentenced To 72 Months In Prison For Gun Possession Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

MACON, Ga. – Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Arthur Lee Bennett, age 45, of Milledgeville, Georgia was sentenced to serve 72 months in federal prison for Possession of a Stolen Firearm before U.S. District Judge Marc T. Treadwell in Macon, Georgia on September 19, 2018. In his … Continue reading Georgia News: Milledgeville Felon, Arthur Lee Bennett Sentenced To 72 Months In Prison For Gun Possession Under Project Safe Neighborhoods

Massachusetts News: South Boston Man, Jermaine Tindal Charged with Being Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

Defendant allegedly sold a shotgun in public housing development BOSTON, Ms. – A South Boston man was arrested today and charged in federal court in Boston with illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition. Jermaine Tindal, 29, was charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition after being previously convicted of a crime punishable by more than … Continue reading Massachusetts News: South Boston Man, Jermaine Tindal Charged with Being Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

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: Greenville Man, Travis Lamond Simpson Sentenced on Federal Firearm Charge

Greenville, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated that Travis Lamond Simpson, age 36, of Greenville, was sentenced in federal court to 70 months imprisonment with 3 years of supervised release to follow. Simpson previously pled guilty to felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United … Continue reading South Carolina News: Greenville Man, Travis Lamond Simpson Sentenced on Federal Firearm Charge

Louisiana News: LAFAYETTE, United States Attorney announces efforts to increase violent crime prosecutions in Acadiana

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that local efforts to increase violent crime prosecutions in the Acadiana area are having a substantial impact. Mr. Joseph’s focus on violent crime is part of the Department of Justice’s ongoing effort to increase targeted prosecutions of violent crime through the Project Safe Neighborhoods … Continue reading Louisiana News: LAFAYETTE, United States Attorney announces efforts to increase violent crime prosecutions in Acadiana

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, Marcus Smith Sentenced to Nearly 8 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Loaded Pistol

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 92 months’ imprisonment on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Marcus Smith, age 23. According to information presented to the … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, Marcus Smith Sentenced to Nearly 8 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Loaded Pistol