A California-based truck driver was recently arrested in Indiana after state police discovered a large amount of cocaine in his vehicle following a traffic stop.
The drug bust occurred around 2:30 p.m. on February 10 in the Indianapolis area.
An Indiana State Police (ISP) trooper pulled over a Peterbilt truck with no trailer headed east on I-70 near Post Road for failing to signal a lane change.
As the trooper spoke to the truck driver and checked his paper work, he “began to notice indications of potential criminal activity,” according to an ISP news release.
A canine unit was brought to the scene.
ISP K9 Cole did an “open-air sniff” and alerted to the presence of narcotics on the truck.
A physical search of the semi uncovered 154 pounds of suspected cocaine inside the sleeper berth.
Field tests confirmed that the substance was cocaine.
The estimated street value of the seized cocaine is 2.8 million dollars, according to ISP.
Forty-three year old California-based truck driver Onkar Singh was arrested on drug charges and booked into the Marion County Jail.
ISP Indianapolis District Commander, Lieutenant Josh Watson said. “This significant drug seizure is a result of sustained and persistent efforts by troopers assigned to our drug enforcement section. They spend countless hours patrolling our highways and diligently utilizing their specialized training and experience to intercept and seize illegal narcotics being transported in and through Indiana.”