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Colorado Man Indicted For Illegally Possessing Firearms

November 30, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Colorado man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly illegally possessing unregistered firearms along with methamphetamine.

After being stopped for speeding by the South Dakota Highway Patrol, David McKeehan, age 47, was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 21, 2010, for Possession of Unregistered Firearm, Unlawful User of a Controlled Substance in Possession of a Firearm, and Felon In Possession of a Firearm. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on November 25, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction of each count is 10 years' imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. The charges are merely accusations, and McKeehan is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case. McKeehan was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.




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