2 Meigs County Men Arrested On Federal Firearms Violations

Monday, January 14, 2013

Two Meigs County men were arrested on Friday on federal firearms charges. Brothers, Rocky Houston, 52, and Leon Houston, 54, both of Ten Mile, Tn., were charged. 

Agents and officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), Roane County Sheriff's Office, and other local law enforcement agencies executed arrest and search warrants at the Houston family property in Roane County, Tn., announced William C. (Bill) Killian, U.

S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Carl Vasilko, Acting Special Agent in Charge, ATF, and Jack Stockton, Sheriff of Roane County.

Rocky Houston has been charged with being a convicted felon in possession of firearms, and Leon Houston has been charged with possession of firearms while being an unlawful user of controlled substances.  Upon conviction, each faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.  

U.S. Attorney Bill Killian expressed his appreciation to the agents of ATF and the officers from the Roane, Knox and Loudon County Sheriffs' Offices for their participation in the successful execution of these warrants.  He said, “Our commitment of cooperation and support from our federal law enforcement agencies to our state and local colleagues is strong.  It will remain so." 


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