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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