A U.S. citizen jailed for nearly two years on drug and money-laundering charges in Nicaragua has been released.

Jason Puracal left the prison in the back seat of a car being driven by his lawyer without talking to the media.

Fabbrith Gomez, Puracal's lawyer, briefly stopped the car and told reporters that Puracal needed to rest and take a shower. He then drove away

Gomez said Puracal was not leaving Nicaragua.