The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced Thursday that 40-year-old Michael M. Karmo, and 33-year-old Cody E. Smith both of Hartville Missouri, have been charged by criminal complaint with illegal possession of firearms after being arrested on September 1, at a hotel in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. The Kenosha Wisconsin Police Department advised FBI that a law enforcement agency in Iowa had received a tip that Karmo and an unidentified male were in possession of firearms and traveling from Missouri to Kenosha, Wisconsin. After receiving consent to search Karmo and Smith’s vehicle and hotel room, FBI agents recovered an Armory AR-15 assault rifle, a Mossberg 500 AB 12-Gauge shotgun, two handguns, a silencer, ammunition, body armor, a drone, and other materials. Karmo has prior felony convictions. Smith has a prior misdemeanor domestic battery conviction and acknowledged regular drug use. Consequently, both Karmo and Smith were prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition on September 1, 2020. The criminal complaint charges Karmo with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The criminal complaint charges Smith with Aiding and Abetting a Felon’s Possession of Firearms, Possession of Firearms and Ammunition by a Prohibited Person – Misdemeanor Domestic Violence; and Unlawful Use of a Controlled Substance. Each of these offenses carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervision after release from prison.