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Man denies federal meth distribution charge

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.