Authorities Searching for Two Escapees

BIG SPRING, Texas (Local 2/Fox 24) - Federal authorities are searching for two inmates who were reported missing from the Federal Correctional Institution in Big Spring on Sunday. 

Officials say they are searching for Hector Hernen Lerma and Gustavo Adolfo Leon. 

Leon is described as a 33-year-old Hispanic man with brown hair and brown eyes, about 5'11" tall and about 192 pounds. 

Lerma is described as a 43-year-old Hispanic man with black hair, brown eyes and is about 6' tall weighing about 250 pounds. 

Both were in the facility on drug charges, according to the release. 

U.S. Marshals have since launched an internal investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Marshals at 325-672-2147. 

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