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Troopers find hundreds of pounds of drugs in semi’s ‘hidden compartments’


Indiana State Police (ISP) say that they discovered hundreds of pounds of high grade marijuana and cocaine during a routine commercial vehicle inspection.

The drugs were discovered and seized just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, near Monrovia, Indiana.

ISP said via news release that troopers pulled over a semi truck on I-70 near  S.R. 39 for a commercial carrier compliance check.

During the traffic stop, police noticed “indicators of potential criminal activity” and upon further inspection uncovered four aftermarket hidden compartments located in both the tractor and the trailer.

Troopers say that they found 100 kilograms (approximately 220 pounds) of cocaine in a hidden compartment in the tractor. They also found 130 pounds of high grade marijuana hidden in a false wall inside the trailer.

Following the discovery of the drugs, troopers arrested 52 year old Michigan based truck driver John Jay Jackson.

Jackson was issued preliminary felony charges charges of Dealing Cocaine, Dealing Marijuana, Possessing Cocaine, and Possessing Marijuana.

Jackson was booked into the Hendricks County Jail.


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