2 inmates escape from federal prison in Littleton

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LITTLETON, Colo. -- Two inmates escaped from the minimum security federal prison in Littleton Friday. Agents with the U.S. Marshals were out searching for them late Friday night.

Radio communications among police indicated the two inmates were unaccounted for at 4:45 p.m. The prison is at U.S. 285 and S. Kipling St.

A spokesperson with the Federal Bureau of Prisons identified the inmates as Victor Beltran, 48, and Eric Rivera, 30. Both were believed to be from Colorado.

Beltran was serving a sentence for conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. Rivera was serving a sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

The prison is the same one where former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is serving his sentence for corruption.

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