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Former ATF Special Agent Arrested and Pleaded Guilty to Possession of Heroin


On April 29, 2021, a former ATF Special Agent, previously assigned to the ATF’s Savannah Area Office in Georgia, was arrested and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of heroin.  James Turner was charged in the Southern District of Georgia.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, on or about January 2, 2020, Turner knew that heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance, was in his residence.  The investigation is being conducted jointly by OIG’s Atlanta Area Office and the FBI.  

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