After marijuana conviction, government wants to deport Mercedes man for 6th time
After he pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to deport a Mexican man for the sixth time.
Carlos Javier Corona-Chavez, 28, a Mexican citizen who lived in Mercedes, pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor, on Sept. 5. Hidalgo County Court at Law Judge Albert Garcia sentenced him to time served.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained Corona on Thursday.
"Record checks revealed the defendant was formally removed from the United States to Mexico for the fifth (5th) time on April 28, 2017, via the Laredo, Texas Port of Entry," according to the federal criminal complaint against him.
Corona is charged with illegal re-entry.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter E. Ormsby ordered Corona held without bond.
An attorney who represents Corona didn't respond to a request for comment.