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Zuni Man Charged with Firearms Offense

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

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced today that Daryl Jay Dickson appeared in federal court on an indictment charging him with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Dickson, 37 years old, of Zuni, and an enrolled member of the Zuni Pueblo, will remain in custody pending a detention hearing set for Monday, September 18, 2023.

According to court documents, Dickson allegedly possessed a firearm and ammunition knowing he was previously convicted in New Mexico state court of a felony offense. Dickson was also prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition because he was an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance.

An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Dickson faces up to 10 years imprisonment and up to three years of supervised release thereafter.

The Zuni Police Department investigated the case with the assistance of Zuni Fish and Wildlife and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Zachary C. Jones is prosecuting the case.

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Updated September 14, 2023

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 23-224