A retired U.S. Marine who was imprisoned in Mexico for almost a year on gun charges has been arrested again, this time on a minor drug charge in Indiana.
Retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, 27, was booked into Dearborn County jail on Thursday for carrying under three grams of marijuana.
Tahmooressi will spend one month in jail for the offense, according to records on the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department website.
The retired Marine made international headlines in 2014 when he spent eight months behind bars for crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with loaded guns.
U.S. politicians, veterans groups and social media campaigns demanded Mexican officials release the veteran who had been in treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) .
The 26-year-old Florida man said he got lost at a San Diego freeway ramp that sent him across the San Ysidro Port of Entry with no way to turn back on March 31, 2014. Mexican authorities found three loaded guns and ammunition in the back of his truck.
The weapons were bought legally in the U.S., however, it's illegal to possess weapons in Mexico.
Tahmooressi did not admit wrongdoing, and he still maintains his innocence, his attorney said.
Thursday's incident was not the first time Tahmooressi has been arrested following the cross-border offense that made headlines.
On March 12, 2015, he was arrested in Twin City, Georgia on charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving, improper passing and open container violation, according to Twin City Police Chief Johnny Lee.