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An allegedly high-ranking member of the Glen Park Affiliates street gang in Gary is facing charges of felony possession of a firearm.

Michael “Mike G” Dion Smith was denied bond Friday because he is considered a “danger to society,” according to a news release from Gary police.

In April, members of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit stopped Smith at 36th Place and Georgia Street in Gary when they found a Ruger 9 mm pistol inside his car, police said. Smith was arrested on probable cause for 48 hours before being released.

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An active warrant was issued after lab results showed Smith’s DNA on the firearm, police said.

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Gary police and the FBI’s Gang Response Investigative Team executed a search warrant Monday in Lake Station in an attempt to locate Smith. He turned himself in to federal authorities Tuesday.

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