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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Mexican man gets prison term in marijuana, assault case

TUCSON, Ariz. - A Mexican man has been sentenced to seven and a-quarter years in prison for ramming a federal law enforcement officer's car with nearly 650 pounds of marijuana in his truck.
Twenty-one-year-old Jesus Manuel Ochoa-Estrada of Cananea, Sonora, was sentenced yesterday.

Prosecutors say Ochoa-Estrada was fleeing from federal agents toward Mexico in February 2004 when he rammed the car of a U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer.

He then led officers from three agencies on a 15-mile chase between Bisbee and Mexico.

Ochoa-Estrada was caught after abandoning his truck loaded with pot.

He was convicted of assault on a federal officer with a deadly weapon, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and depredation against property.

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