Rapid City man charged with Illegal possession of firearm

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A Rapid City man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Receipt of a Firearm While Under Indictment.

Huya Smoke, 19, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollmann on August 25, and pled not guilty to the indictment.

According to prosecutors, Smoke was knowingly in possession of a stolen 9mm semi-automatic pistol in Rapid City in April 20 while also under indictment in Meade County. Smoke was arrested earlier this month for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm for the August 5 incident at North Maple Avenue, which a video was posted on social media.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Rapid City Police Department.

Smoke was detained pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

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