Oklahoma County jail mistakenly releases drug dealer
June 20, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A convicted drug dealer and sentenced to 25 years in prison is free after being mistakenly released from the Oklahoma County jail, pending transfer to the state Department of Corrections.
Court records show an arrest warrant was issued Friday for Reimundo Cuevas, 37, who was sentenced April 12 after pleading guilty to charges that include trafficking drugs and conspiracy.
The Oklahoman reports Cuevas was released nine days later.
"We are trying to find out why that happened," jail spokesperson Jessica Brown told the newspaper. "It appears at this point to be human...