Honduran Citizen Arrested in Lafayette Could Face Deportation after Prison Term
22-year-old Erick Bautista Irias-Zepeda, a citizen of Honduras, has been sentenced to 1 year in federal prison after a traffic stop in Lafayette in August of 2019.
According to the press release from United States Attorney David C. Joseph Irias-Zepeda was a passenger in the vehicle where Lafayette Police officers found a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun, 12 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition, and approximately one gram of marijuana on the passenger floorboard inside the vehicle. Irias-Zepeda admitted to buying the gun three weeks earlier for $200 and admitted that he knew it was illegal for him to do so as someone who is in the U.S. illegally.
After Irias-Zepeda serves his prison sentence, he will be subject to deportation proceedings.