Published: Jan 12, 2011 9:03 PM EST
Updated: Jan 12, 2011 6:05 PM EST

HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) - Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested a Gulf coast man who has been on the run from Canadian drug charges for 30 years.

Authorities say they apprehended 71-year-old Ian Jackson MacDonald at a home in Homosassa on Tuesday. Authorities say MacDonald escaped from federal custody in 1980 as he awaited extradition from Miami on a Canadian warrant for importing and trafficking in marijuana.

Authorities say Jackson and his wife had been living under assumed names in Pennsylvania before returning to Florida last year.

MacDonald was taken to Marion County Jail and was scheduled make an appearance on escape charges Wednesday in federal court in Orlando.

Canadian officials say drug charges against MacDonald remain active. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

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