A 32-year old citizen from Mexico was sentenced to time served in prison for illegally entering and being found in the United States after having been removed.

Eliud Lopez-Baez, 32, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to time served (about two months) in prison. The defendant pleaded guilty to the crime on December 11, 2017.

Court documents reveal that on November 28, 2017, at about 7:50 a.m., U.S. Border Patrol agents found the defendant in a swamp in Hodgdon, Maine, a short distance from the international boundary.  The defendant had no immigration documents and admitted that he was a citizen of Mexico.  Immigration records showed that he had been removed from the United States in February 2017.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Border Patrol.