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Drug-crime felon accused of illegally attempting to return to U.S.

May 17, 2012

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A federal grand jury has indicted a 52-year-old man accusing him of illegally re-entering the country after he was convicted of a federal drug crime in Arizona in 2001.

Federal prosecutors allege in the indictment Jesus Carbajal-Piedra, who is not a U.S. citizen, was found in Douglas County on May 2 after he was deported in 2002. Carbajal-Piedra is charged with illegally re-entering the country in 2007 after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office.

According to the indictment, Carbajal-Piedra was convicted in federal court in Arizona in 2001 of felony possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

Comments

LadyJ 2 years, 11 months ago

I am wondering what led to him being "discovered" in Douglas county. Was it during a crime investigation, during a traffic stop, or maybe a DUI check point stop? How about checking further and letting us know.

kawrivercrow 2 years, 11 months ago

Having come back to KS after living in AZ for 2 decades, I can tell you this is so commonplace it isn't even worthy of mention outside of more naive places like KS. During the 2000-2010 era, the Tucson Sector alone would arrest over 1,000 illegal aliens each and every day and around 10% would have a felony history acquired previously to the most prior deportation. Sex crimes, assault, weapons charges, etc. were the norm.

Ironically, it was unwritten policy for the local prosecution team to catch-n-release Mexican citizens caught with less than 300 lbs of marijuana on American soil. The reason is that there were so many of them that prosecuting any but the mega-scale haulers would bog down the system into a standstill. Of course, any American caught with 299 lbs of cannabis was going to do some hard time...long and hard time.

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