Indiana State Police say they arrested a truck driver and a passenger Thursday on drug charges.
On Thursday, May 26, at about 4 p.m., an Indiana State Trooper stopped a tractor-trailer at the 37-mile marker eastbound on Interstate 70 for a routine compliance inspection.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as Leonardo Hernandez, age 38, of Miami, Florida, with one passenger in the vehicle. During the conversation with the driver and passenger, criminal indicators were observed, and a consent search revealed about 44 pounds of suspected cocaine.
Hernandez and passenger Rolando Bermudez Acevedo were taken into custody and transported to the Putnam County Jail.
The tractor-trailer was en route from Phoenix, Arizona, to Indianapolis, Indiana at the time of the stop.
The estimated street value of the cocaine is $1 million dollars, according to police.
Hernandez and Acevedo were both charged with dealing a narcotic drug, Level 2, a felony, and possession of a narcotic drug, Level 3, also a felony.