SPRINGFIELD TWP - An Illinois man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized five kilograms of heroin, valued at $2 million, during a traffic stop this morning in LucasCounty.
Alejandro Murillo, 32, of Joliet, Illinois was charged with drug abuse and trafficking in drugs, both first-degree felonies and forgery a felony of the fifth degree.
Troopers stopped a privately owned 1997 Ford Expedition with Pennsylvania registration for a speed violation on the Ohio Turnpike near Milepost 58 at approximately 9:50 a.m. today.
The vehicle was towing a U-Haul trailer with a privately owned 1992 BMW, with no registration.Troopers observed criminal indicators and a Patrol drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle.
A probable cause search revealed five kilograms of heroin.
The suspect is incarcerated in the Lucas County Jail.
If convicted, Murillo could face up to 20 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.