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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Massachusetts

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 9, 2018
Andrew E. Lelling
, United States Attorney
Contact: Christina DiIorio-Sterling

Twin Brothers Indicted for Being Felons in Possession of Firearms

BOSTON – Twin brothers from Hyannis were charged in federal court in Boston with being felons in possession of firearms and ammunition.


Di’lon Smith, a/k/a Dilon Smith, and Denzel Smith, both 25, were charged in an indictment unsealed today with one count each of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Denzel Smith was arrested today and appeared before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein, who ordered him detained pending a detention hearing, which is scheduled for tomorrow. Di’lon Smith is currently in state custody; his initial appearance in federal court has not yet been scheduled.


The indictment alleges that on Nov. 29, 2017, the Smith brothers, who were each previously convicted of a felony, possessed a Smith & Wesson .22 caliber revolver, a Heckler & Koch .9 caliber pistol, six rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, and 18 rounds of .9 caliber ammunition.


The charging statute provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Mickey D. Leadingham, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Wichers of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.


The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Boston Field Division