Two men from Chicago arrested by Ohio Troopers after 5 kilograms of cocaine are found in a hidden compartment in their vehicle on Interstate 70 Eaton OhioPosted on May 7, 2002
Two Chicago men will be arraigned today in the Eaton Municipal Court on felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized $500,000 worth of cocaine from their vehicle yesterday on Interstate 70 in Preble County. Adan Orozco-Garcia, 21, and Jose Guadalupe Rivera-Campos, 26, were each charged with first-degree felony trafficking in cocaine, and fifth-degree felony possessing criminal tools.
Troopers stopped a 1995 Ford Expedition, driven by Orozco-Garcia, on eastbound Interstate 70, near milepost 13, in Preble County at 10:13 a.m. yesterday for a following too closely violation. A canine alerted to the vehicle, and during a probable cause search troopers discovered five kilograms of cocaine located in a hidden compartment in the floor of the cargo area. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $500,000.
If convicted, each suspect could face up to 10 years in prison, and up to a $20,000 fine for the first-degree felony, and up to one year in prison, and a $2,500 fine for the fifth-degree felony. The two suspects were incarcerated in the Preble County Jail.
Source: Ohio State Highway Patrol