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LAREDO, Texas – A Laredo man has been sentenced to federal prison after being a fugitive from justice for more than 10 years, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.

 

Luis Enrique Flores, 44, pleaded guilty May 6, 2005, admitting he possessed with intent to distribute more than four kilograms of methamphetamine.

 

In August 2005, Flores was released on bond but then failed to appear for his hearings or report to pretrial services. Flores remained a fugitive until his arrest on June 5, 2017. He pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to appear on July 31, 2017. 

 

Today, U.S. District Judge Diana Saldana ordered he serve a total of 108 months in federal prison - 100 months for the drug conviction followed by a consecutive sentence of eight months imprisonment for the failure to appear. Flores will also serve a five-year-term of supervised release following completion of his sentence.

 

He has been and will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

 

The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the original drug investigation. The U.S. Marshals Service and its Fugitive Task Force investigated the charges of failure to appear. Assistant U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno is prosecuting the case.  

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