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Oklahoma City Father and Son Convicted of Illegal Firearms Possession

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

OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal jury has convicted NICOIS MEGALE SMITH, 40, of Oklahoma City, with illegally possessing a firearm after a previous felony conviction, announced U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On August 16, 2023, a federal grand jury returned a three-count Indictment, charging Nicois with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and his father, ALBERT SMITH, JR., 62, with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

On June 12, 2024, a federal jury found Nicois guilty on one of his two counts following a two-day trial.  Evidenced at trial established that on May 21, 2023, officers with the Oklahoma City Police Department were investigating an unrelated crime, which happened near Nicois’s home. In the course of their investigation, officers searched Nicois’s home pursuant to a court approved search warrant and found a loaded pistol in a bedroom. Evidence presented at trial connected Nicois to that pistol.

On June 10, 2024, Albert pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in early May 2023, and he admitted to possessing a pistol that he had reason to believe had been stolen.

At sentencing, Nicois and Albert each face up to 15 years in federal prison and up to three years of supervised release.

This case is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Oklahoma City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Daniel Gridley, Elizabeth M. Bagwell, and Travis Leverett are prosecuting the case.

This case is also part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a Department of Justice program to reduce violent crime.  For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods, please visit and

Reference is made to public filings for additional information.

Updated June 17, 2024