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Indiana troopers uncover $1 million worth of marijuana during routine truck inspection


Indiana State Police say that they uncovered more than they bargained for during a routine commercial vehicle inspection yesterday.

Indiana troopers say that the incident began on August 8 around 7:30 a.m. in Putnam County when an eastbound truck was stopped on I-70 for a routine truck inspection near mile marker 41.

Lettuce Load

After noticing “several criminal indicators”, the trooper searched the trailer, which was full of fresh lettuce. The trooper soon discovered, hidden among the legitimate load of produce, 260 pounds of hydroponic marijuana.

Police estimate the street value of the marijuana at around $1 million.

The Florida-based driver and co-driver, Jorge Blanco-Diaz, 33, and Adan Labanino Delacruz, 40, were arrested and face felony dealing marijuana charges.

The incident is still under investigation.




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