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Zuni Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearm Offense

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

ALBUQUERQUE – A Zuni man has pleaded guilty in federal court to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. In his plea agreement, Daryl Jay Dickson, 38, admitted that as a previously convicted felon he knew he was not allowed to possess a firearm and ammunition. The handgun he possessed will also be forfeited to the United States government.

The Court ordered that Dickson remain on conditions of release pending sentencing, which has not been scheduled. At sentencing, Dickson faces between 27 and 33 months in prison. Upon his release from prison, Dickson will be subject to up to three years of supervised release.

There is no parole in the federal system.

U.S. Attorney Alexander M.M. Uballez made the announcement today.

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 May 8, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 24-166