JAMES C. MAHAN, District Judge.
Presently before the court is the government's motion to dismiss the indictment as to defendant Santiago Pozzi-Lopez. (ECF No. 5). The government informs the court that "[t]he defendant was indicted in 2010 and has remained a fugitive since then, having never been arrested on the charges. Given the lapse between the date the indictment was returned and now . . . the evidence needed to convict the defendant may no longer be available."
Pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 48(a), this court grants the government leave to dismiss the indictment against this defendant.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED that the government's motion (ECF No. 5) be, and the same hereby is, GRANTED.