Man Accused of Possesing Felony Amount of Drugs Could Face Deportation IF Convicted

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An Antioch man arrested in Rutherford County faces the possibility of getting deported if he is convicted. 27-Year old Ronald Pineda was charged with felony drug possession on Sunday morning at around 9. The subject was also charged with evading arrest after trying to elude authorities.

An ICE detainer is a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “detainer.” An immigration detainer is a notice that the Department of Homeland Security issues to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to inform them that the immigration enforcement agency intends to assume custody of an individual that is currently in local law enforcement’s custody.

According to the immigration enforcement service, detainers are critical for ICE to be able to identify and ultimately remove criminal aliens who are currently in federal, state or local custody.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Definition of Detainer – U.S. ICE Agency

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