Two Livingston men suspected in a heroin conspiracy denied federal charges on Tuesday.

Appearing for arraignment in U.S. District Court in Billings, Richard Guay, 38, and Donald Lee Jones Jr., 27, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging them with conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Guay also faces a possession count and two counts of distributing heroin. Jones also faces a possession count.

The indictment accuses the men of conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin in Park and Gallatin counties from about June 2015 until March 2017.

The conspiracy count carries a minimum mandatory five years to 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Cavan ordered the men to remain in custody pending trial. The case will be heard by U.S. District Judge Susan Watters.

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Federal court and county reporter for The Billings Gazette.