Drug Ring Leader Found in Florida after 35 Years on the Run

Crime & Drugs

Crime & Drugs

(Ocala, FL) -- A drug ring leader who has been on the run for 35 years has been arrested in Ocala.

According to a 1985 indictment, 72-year-old Howard Farley and 73 others were charged with narcotics conspiracy in Nebraska. He reportedly used a railroad line to help dealers distribute illegal drugs across the country.

Investigators say Farley assumed the identity of a person who died as an infant in 1955 to avoid being captured.

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