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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Nampa Man Pleads Guilty To Unlawfully Possessing Firearms While Under A Protective Order

BOISE – Darrel Dwayne Smith, 44, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to one count of unlawful possession of two firearms by a person under a protective order, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to the plea agreement, on June 16, 2013, Smith was arrested for misdemeanor DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. In the bed of the pickup truck he was driving, Smith had a loaded Ruger .44 caliber revolver, ammunition, and a Smith and Wesson .22 caliber revolver. At the time of his arrest, Smith was under a protective order issued in Canyon County, Idaho, on January 24, 2013, and valid until July 31, 2013. The order prohibited Smith from harassing, annoying, disturbing the peace of, contacting, or otherwise communicating with his wife. According to the plea agreement, Smith agreed to forfeit the firearms and ammunition.

Smith is set for sentencing on January 24, 2014, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Boise.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Smith was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.