Man serving drug trafficking sentenced missed bed count Saturday night

An inmate serving time for drug trafficking walked away from the Taft Correctional Institution's minimum security camp Saturday.

The inmate, identified by prison officials as Bulmaro Brito Morales, 38, was missing when guards conducted a bed count at 9:50 p.m. on Saturday.

Morales is described as a white male of hispanic origin standing 5'5" tall, and weighs approximately 170 lbs. He has black hair, and brown eyes, and a scar on his upper lip one inch from his cleft palate. TCI officials said he has the following tattoos: Malo on his left hand, Natie on his left arm, Joker on his right arm, and Epifania on his chest.

He has used the following aliases: Grumma, Wildman, Bulmaro Brito, and Malo. His home address is listed as 216 Alum Springs Road, Mount Olive, NC 28365.

Morales was convicted in 2009 of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and sentenced to 175 months in custody. He had been housed at TCI since June 29, 2012. His projected release date was May 2, 2021.

Morales is the third walkaway from the TCI camp in less than 3 months.

The TCI Camp is a minimum-security facility that houses approximately 550 federal inmates.

There is no security fence around the facility, which is common for a minimum-security facility within the federal prison system. Minimum security is the lowest security level in the federal prison system.