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Anchorage Man Sentenced to 17 Months for Illegal Possession and Sale of Explosives

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that Reginald Jesse Hawley, 39, of Anchorage, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason to serve 17 months in prison for being a felon in possession of explosives, followed by three years of supervised release. 

On June 7, 2016, Hawley possessed 4 one pound "bricks" of explosives when he sold them for $2,000 to another individual.  At the time of the possession and sale, Hawley had previously been convicted of crime punishable by more than one-year imprisonment and was prohibited from possessing explosives or firearms.  

Judge Gleason noted the potential for danger in the illegal sale of explosives to unknown individuals.

U.S. Attorney Loeffler commends the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the successful investigation and prosecution of this case.

Updated December 21, 2016