Escaped suspect captured in Preble County

Picture from the Ohio State Highway Patrol

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – A suspect who escaped during an investigation by The Ohio State Highway Patrol has been captured.

Troopers stopped 25-year-old Alexis Rosario Robles Olvera on I-70 in Preble County for a speeding violation.

Officials and a drug K9 were at the scene. The drug K9 smelled something near the vehicle.

A probable caused search revealed an estimated five kilos of heroin was hidden in a part of the car.

Olvera was taken into custody and the vehicle was moved to a towing service near Eaton. Officials say the car will go through a second in-depth search.

After the suspect arrived at the towing yard, he escaped.

Officials say Olvera was not armed at the the time of the escape.

A search team encountered the suspect and took him back into custody late Thursday night.

He’s expected to face significant charges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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