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Fugitive of 35 years was living in Florida under fake ID

Howard Farley Jr., 72, faces a passport charge and up to 10 years in prison. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

OCALA, Fla. – Authorities say a man who fled a drug conspiracy charge in Nebraska 35 years ago has been arrested in Florida, where he was living under a false identity.

Court records show 72-year-old Howard Farley Jr. was arrested Wednesday at his north Florida home.

He faces a passport charge in Ocala federal court and up to 10 years in prison.

According to a criminal complaint, Farley applied for a passport in February using the false identity.

In 1985, Farley and 73 others were indicted by a federal grand jury in Nebraska. Records show that Farley was the only defendant not apprehended in the case.