A truck driver was arrested in Indiana on Thursday after state troopers discovered a large amount of cocaine in his truck’s sleeper berth during a roadside inspection.
Thirty-seven year old Texas-based truck driver Jorge Bucio has been arrested and charged with Dealing Narcotics, a Level 2 Felony, and Possession of Narcotics, a Level 3 Felony, according to Trooper Matt Ames with the Indiana State Police (ISP).
The arrest came following a traffic stop that occurred around 4 p.m. on January 12 when an ISP trooper pulled over a tractor trailer for a roadside inspection on I-70 at mile marker 59.
According to Ames, “During the course of the inspection and conversation with Bucio, criminal indicators were detected which raised the suspicion that illicit activity was occurring.”
A canine unit from the Plainfield Police Department was brought to the scene. The dog alerted to the presence of illegal drugs, which led troopers to initiate a search.
During the search, troopers found 22 pounds of cocaine in the sleeper berth. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $400,000.
ISP says that Bucio was traveling from Arizona to Ohio.
Bucio was arrested and booked into the Hendricks County Jail.