Oswego man on the run convicted of drug charge

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Rumaldo Anzaldua, 40, of Oswego, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for delivering cocaine to undercover officers. | Kane County state’s attorney’s office

An Oswego man was convicted of delivering cocaine to undercover narcotics officers Tuesday despite being absent from his trial.

Rumaldo Anzaldua, 40, was convicted by a jury Tuesday of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. Anzaldua fled before the trial, which proceeded despite his absence.

Anzaldua’s co-defendant had agreed to sell four ounces of cocaine to undercover officers from the North Central Narcotics Task Force in exchange for $3,500, prosecutors said. The officers met with the co-defendant in December of 2012 outside of an Aurora home, at which point the co-defendant gave the cocaine to the officers and he and Anzaldua were arrested.

The co-defendant pleaded guilty in 2014 to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and was sentenced to six years in prison, prosecutors said.

Anzaldua’s next court appearance is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 6 for motions and sentencing, prosecutors said. He faces a sentence between nine and 40 years in prison.

Anzaldua last appeared in court May 18, but failed to appear May 22 for the beginning of his trial, prosecutors said. As a result, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Anyone with information about Anzaldua’s whereabouts should call their local police department.

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