Previously Deported Illegal Alien Charged With Murder

( – An illegal immigrant who returned to the US after being deported is facing murder charges in the death of a 45-year-old man.

Jorge Miranda, 46, originally entered the US illegally after traveling from Ecuador. He was deported in 2016. He returned shortly after and quickly developed a criminal record with charges relating to drugs and a traffic violation. Two warrants had already been issued for his arrest.

Miranda allegedly sold fentanyl pills to his 45-year-old victim in February. The man later died from overdosing on the deadly drug. Las Vegas police investigated the incident before issuing a third arrest warrant for Miranda, this time on murder charges. Large amounts of fentanyl and cocaine were found during a search of his residence. They also found several guns and over $20,000.

Miranda was arrested after he met with an undercover cop to sell him fentanyl pills. The deal was $400 for twenty pills. Miranda was carrying a gun when he arrived. Federal law prohibits illegal immigrants from possessing concealed firearms in the US.

He originally arrived in the US in 1988 on a temporary visa. However, Miranda, who was a minor at the time, was forced to overstay his visa after his parents refused to leave the country. His criminal record began at a young age after he was charged with theft in 1997. He was imprisoned for five months. He faced another larceny conviction shortly after his release the following year. Records show Las Vegas police have incarcerated Miranda at least six times since 1997.

He faced multiple charges in 2016 after an officer pulled him over for speeding. He did not have a driver’s license and was in possession of marijuana. He was deported back to Ecuador in May of that year.

Officials determined that he managed to once again enter the US illegally between his deportation and early 2019. He returned to Las Vegas and allegedly began dealing drugs again.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents filed a detainer against him that requests custody if he’s released from jail for any reason again. He is currently incarcerated on a $250,000 bond.

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