Two truck drivers have been arrested after an Indiana State Police trooper discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in their rig yesterday.
According to an ISP news release, the incident began yesterday just before 2 p.m. An ISP trooper stopped an eastbound semi on I-70 near mile marker 41 for a routine inspection. The truck was hauling a load of seafood from California to New York.
While talking with the truck drivers, the inspecting trooper became suspicious and called in additional units. When troopers searched the truck, they found a suitcase full of illegal drugs and paraphernalia in the cab.
Here’s what ISP says that they found inside:
- 7 pounds of marijuana
- 609 marijuana edibles
- 456 ounces of marijuana syrup
- 20 Fentanyl transdermal patches
- 400 unspecified controlled substance pills
- 1497 marijuana smoking devices
ISP says that the New York street value of the drugs is approximately $400,000.
The truck driver 24-year-old Christian Calmus, and his passenger, 34-year-old Sergo Guyumjian were both arrested. Both men face felony charges for dealing over 10 pounds of marijuana and possession of narcotics.