- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Mexican man deported four times from the United States has been sentenced to six years in prison after he was arrested in a southern Oregon traffic stop and officers found 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine.

The U.S. attorney’s office says the State Police stopped the vehicle last January on Interstate 5 in Douglas County, and a passenger fled.

Police brought him down with a tackle. They later identified him as 44-year-old Julio Gonzalez-Zamudio.

Prosecutors said he has a record of drug offenses and burglaries, had once served more than five years, and was most recently deported in 2011.

They said the sentence Judge Owen Panner imposed Monday covers his illegal re-entry and his violation of release-from-custody terms in 2011.

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