The sentence for 21-year-old James Edward Jones was handed down Tuesday in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty in September.
“The thing I was trying to get through was these criminal empires are far in excess of what Capone would’ve ever dreamed of.”
159 people in Illinois and Missouri have been charged and 267 firearms seized as a result of a four-month long surge by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
May be in the St. Louis area; wanted for assaulting a federal agent.
The St. Louis Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $5,000.00 reward for any information leading to an arrest.
The ATF says the 15-month-old chocolate Labrador retriever, Andi, was raised by prison inmates through the program Puppies Behind Bars.
A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told The AP that the agency was not involved.
GOP lawmakers are raising new concerns about the way Missouri has handled a list of concealed gun permit holders after learning about a plan.
The arrests were the result of a two-year investigation known as HITS (High Intensity Trafficking Suppression).
Both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives are considering plans to raise the penalty for straw purchasing a gun.