An inmate serving an eight-year sentence for a drug, vehicle theft and firearm conviction walked away from a conservation camp Friday morning in Santa Clarita and was being sought by authorities.

Pete Vega, 34, was last seen about 7:15 a.m. at the Francisquito Conservation Camp in the 35100 block of North San Francisquito Canyon Road, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Staff at the camp discovered Vega missing about 8:30 a.m. during a routine count before inmates reported to work, officials said.

Vega was placed into CDCR custody in June after receiving an eight-year sentence in Riverside County for possessing a controlled substance for sale, being a felon in possession of a firearm and vehicle theft with prior vehicle-related theft convictions.

He is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Vega’s whereabouts was urged to call 911 or local law enforcement immediately.

Information regarding Vega’s location may also be submitted to the watch commander at the Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown by calling 209-984-5291, extension 5499.

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