PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind.–One million dollars worth of cocaine won’t get to Indianapolis. A state trooper pulled over a tractor-trailer rig on I-70 Thursday at about 4 p.m. and a few minutes later would find the huge stash of blow.
A news release from Indiana State Police said a trooper stopped the rig for a routine inspection. While he was talking with the driver and passenger something in the conversation made him suspicious and he got permission to search the truck.
That’s when troopers discovered 44 lbs. of cocaine, neatly packaged, hidden in the truck. The street value of the cocaine was estimated at $1 million.
Troopers also determined that the truck was coming from Phoenix, Arizona to Indianapolis.
The driver, Leonardo Hernandez, 38, of Miami, Fla., and the passenger, Rolando Bermudez Acevedo, 24, of Orlando, were both charged with drug possession and drug dealing, and were taken to the Putnam County jail.