PIERRE-A Buffalo County man pleaded not guilty last week to federal charges involving the distribution of methamphetamine.

According to an indictment filed March 12, 37-year-old Marques "C.C." Smith is charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance or mixture containing methamphetamine between Jan. 1, 2011, and Oct. 11, 2017.

Smith pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on April 16. A jury trial has been scheduled for June 18.