HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. — A Texas man was arrested in Hendricks County Thursday after Indiana State Police seized 22 pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop.
ISP said the driver, Jorge Bucio, 37, of Weatherford, was pulled over around 3:50 p.m. on Interstate 70 (59 mile marker) for a motor carrier inspection.
During the inspection, troopers said they detected “criminal indicators” and requested the assistance of a Plainfield Police Department K-9.
The K-9 gave a positive alert to signal the presence of illegal drugs. Troopers then found approximately 22 pounds of cocaine in the semi’s sleeper berth. The drugs have an estimated street value of $400,000.
Bucio was reportedly traveling from Arizona to Ohio. He was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing and possession of narcotics. He was booked into the Hendricks County Jail.