Sheriff says one of two suspects caught


One suspect has been arrested on drug charges after he and others fled officers during a traffic stop Sunday.

Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera said that on March 6 after deputies received information of a person gathering items to manufacture methamphetamine. Then while following up on the information, deputies located the suspect vehicle.

Barrera said that when deputies attempted to stop the vehicle on Straight Creek Road in Brushcreek Township, the suspects fled.

Dakota Evans, 22, of Sabina, was apprehended and charged with illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs. He was also charged with driving under suspension.

Evans was arraigned Monday in Hillsboro Municipal Court where a preliminary hearing was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. March 17.

Another suspect is still being sought in connection with the matter, according to Barrera.

For further clarification, contact Barrera at 937-393-1421. The Crime Tip Hotline for the

Highland County Sheriff’s Office is 937-840-6243.

The Times-Gazette

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