(AP) – State prison officials say two inmates incarcerated on drug charges have escaped a facility in southern Illinois.
A statement from an Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman says staff at the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program noticed 25-year-old Jerrette Reed and 20-year-old Kevin Rivera missing at 5:50 p.m. Sunday.
Reed is serving a three-year sentence on meth-related charges out of Randolph County. Rivera is serving a five-year sentence for the manufacture and delivery of cocaine out of Cook County.
Authorities are searching for the men, who were last seen wearing orange T-shirts and blue pants.
Residents were advised to use caution and contact authorities if they notice suspicious activity.
The facility is located near the Kentucky border in Pope County.