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Indiana trooper finds nearly $1M in cocaine during big rig traffic stop

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Indiana trooper finds nearly $1M in cocaine during big rig traffic stop
Leonardo Hernandez of Miami, left, and Rolando Bermudez Acevedo of Orlando, Florida, are in jail on charges related to the 44 pounds of cocaine allegedly found in the tractor-trailer they were traveling in. (Courtesy: Indiana State Police)
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Almost $1 million in cocaine was seized from a tractor-trailer during a compliance inspection in Indiana on Thursday afternoon. (Courtesy: Indiana State Police

PUTNAM COUNTY, Indiana – Almost $1 million in cocaine was seized from a tractor-trailer during a compliance inspection in Indiana on Thursday afternoon.

Indiana State Troopers stopped the tractor-trailer at the 37-mile marker eastbound on Interstate 70 for a routine compliance inspection. The tractor-trailer was in route from Phoenix to Indianapolis, according to a news release.

During a conversation with the driver, Leonardo Hernandez, 38, of Miami, and the passenger, Rolando Bermudez Acevedo, 24, of Orlando, Florida, troopers said they saw criminal indicators.

Troopers said they received consent to search and found approximately 44 pounds of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of $1 million.

Hernandez and Acevedo were taken into custody and transported to the Putnam County jail.

Hernandez and Acevedo are facing charges of dealing a narcotic drug, a level 2 felony, and possession of a narcotic drug, a level 3 felony.

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Mexico is not sending us their best people, some of them are narco traffickers,murderers and rapists,some of them are good people, but why would we have to find out? is best to stop them before they come.

FIRST OF ALL THEY ARE NOT MEXICANS YOU IGNORANT RETARD. THEY ARE PUERTO RICAN DESCENDANTS. YOU STUPID ASS TRUMPANZEES REPUBLICANS SUPPORTERS HEHEHEHE

America was TAKEN by different groups from Europe. Then, these same European groups kidnapped millions of black people and changed their names, reality and destroyed their humanity, to the point where we were just considered a full human being and not 3/5 of a human being in the last 100 years. Makes you feel good to talk about “these bad Mexicans”. Get the FUCK off their land!!!!! The whole of The Americas! Shut up hypocrite!

We have US citizens that are Narco’s ,rapist & murders that goto Mexico ALL the time. When you make a blanket statement & do not know the statistical FACTS You are buying into the Racist False narratives dividing people. With a new like Socci after they are done with “those people”they come after you or people with brown eye’s.. When you blame your life on other people you are a victim & then think you can rationalize your behavior & justify anything.. YOUR NOT A VICTIM … Live your life , make it happen , You are NOT that important.
Wake the F up & learn the TRUTH

Well said. So tired of gullible people who don’t take the time to find out facts. They just take the rantings of a racist fear mongering con man thats only goal is money and power,and adopt the rhetoric as thier own belief.

Jay.
You also have no idea where these guys came from what they re criminal background is what kind of person does these things. They are in a semi so they are making a living they opted to involve themselves in this kind of endeavor. They re both Hispanic. Are they US. Citizens who knows what I resent about your comment is the implications of racism. If it looks like a duck walks like one quacks like one chances are pretty good it is one. The cops are trained to look for trigger comments or actions they re not profiling because of brown eyes. They see something call it intuition..
You think these two guys just met a dude at Walmart and said ok we ll do you a favor. Not a chance. They re in this circle. And that coke is going to our streets. So I say finish the wall vet the people who want to come to our wonderful country. And help them get a leg up . No border no safety NO country.

Regardless of where these guys are from, the fact is the drugs didn’t make it to the designated market. Kudos to the Indiana State police for finding the drugs.

Well here’s my comment to everyone get the f*** off of my land I am native American this country belongs to the native American

Hello all . if you really think about it the only ones that didn’t come over on a boat is native Americans. But I feel that the government needs to do there jobs an start doing background checks on the people that comes over here . For planes and ships an borders. If they have any felony on drugs or anything that will cause a problem then don’t let them come here. An a background check to work for the government as well.

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