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Mankato man wanted in drug deaths arrested

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - A 21-year-old Minnesota man who is charged with two drug-related deaths has been arrested in suburban Chicago.

Tyler Caputo was arrested Monday morning at his grandmother's home in Harwood Heights, Illinois. Police issued a warrant for his arrest after his family reported he had left the state and he failed to appear in court Friday.

Caputo faces two third-degree murder charges in the deaths of 17-year-old Chloe Moses and 22-year-old Louis Folson. He is also charged with selling the dangerous synthetic drug 25C-NBOMe that killed the two Mankato residents.

His attorney Ryan Pacyga says he doesn't think the case rises to the level of murder.

An extradition hearing will be held in Illinois before Caputo returns to the custody of Blue Earth County deputies in Minnesota.