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Wyoming inmate appears in federal court in Montana

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 26 2013 07:25:48 AM MDT
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BILLINGS, Mont. -

A man being held in a Wyoming prison has pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges in Montana.
    
The Billings Gazette reports 34-year-old Duaine Weston Bowden pleaded not guilty Monday to an indictment charging him with being an unlawful drug user in possession of firearms. He also was charged with possession of stolen firearms.
    
The indictment alleges that in Montana's Musselshell County from about September 2010 to May 2011, Bowden possessed 17 rifles, pistols and shotguns that had been stolen. If convicted, Bowden could face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
    
The indictment didn't disclose details of the case that sent Bowden to prison in Wyoming.