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.

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