PHOENIX — Federal authorities say a Phoenix man who twice escaped from jail has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a drug trafficking case.
They say 36-year-old Rocky Delgado Marquez pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Prosecutors say Marquez recruited drivers and obtained vehicles outfitted with hidden compartments to hold hundreds of pounds of marijuana smuggled into Arizona from Mexico.
After being arrested, Marquez escaped from a Phoenix jail in May 2012. He was apprehended eight months later in the Detroit area.
In January 2013, Marques escaped from a jail in Wayne County, Michigan and fled to Mexico. He was arrested the following month.