A 52-year-old Laumaka work furlough inmate failed to return at noon today to the work furlough center.
Keith DeGuzman was serving time for third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug and drug paraphernalia.
He was scheduled for a parole hearing in August.
The Department of Public Safety said in a news release he now faces an escape charge.
DeGuzman is a community custody inmate in the work furlough program with pass privileges.
Community custody is the lowest classification, Public Safety said.
Anyone who sees DeGuzman is asked to call 911 or Sheriffs at 586-1352.