February 23, 2024

Indiana State Police arrest two after finding 184 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop

Photo provided by Indiana State Police. According to a press release, 184 pounds of cocaine were found in the trailer of a semi-truck

Photo provided by Indiana State Police. According to a press release, 184 pounds of cocaine were found in the trailer of a semi-truck

Indiana State Police arrested two California men after finding 184 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop Sunday.

An Indiana trooper pulled a semi-truck to perform an inspection, including a review of required paperwork and log book, according to a press release on Thursday. The trooper found a log book violation. He then asked to inspect the vehicle.

According to police, the cocaine was hidden in onion boxes among other produce in the trailer. The arrests happened on I-70 near Mount Comfort Road.

The two men were sent to Hancock County jail on probable cause of possession of cocaine. After reviewing the case, the Hancock County Prosecutor's office filed formal charges against the suspects in Hancock Superior Court.

"I am grateful for the effort and cooperation of all involved that has provided us with the evidence to bring these charges,” Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton said. “This is a great example of the type of alert police work and interagency cooperation that keeps our community among the nation’s safest."

According to the press release, ISP was assisted by the Hancock County Sheriff's Office on this investigation.

 

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