Nampa man pleads guilty to firearms charge

Statesman staffNovember 5, 2013 

A 44-year-old Nampa man pleaded guilty Tuesday to unlawfully possessing firearms while under an order not to have contact with his wife, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

Darrel Dwayne Smith was arrested June 16 on misdemeanor DUI and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges, according to a plea agreement. When he was arrested, he had a a loaded Ruger .44-caliber revolver, ammunition, and a Smith and Wesson .22-caliber revolver.

When he was arrested, Smith was under a protective order issued in Canyon County that prohibited him from harassing, annoying, disturbing the peace of, contacting or otherwise communicating with his wife.

Smith agreed to forfeit the firearms and ammunition, according to the plea agreement.

Sentencing is set for Jan. 24, 2014, in Boise.

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

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