Police find nearly $1 million worth of pot during I-70 traffic stop

It happened near the 41 mile-marker in Putnam County.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 9:47 PM

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A traffic stop on I-70 Wednesday morning took around $1 million worth of pot off the street.

That's according to Indiana State Police.

It happened near the 41 mile-marker in Putnam County.

Police say they did a routine stop of a commercial vehicle.

During the inspection, troopers say they noticed several 'criminal indicators.'

When they searched the trailer they found 260 lbs of marijuana.

Police say the pot was hidden with a legitimate shipment of fresh lettuce.

The driver, 33-year-old Jorge Blanco-Diaz of Miami, Florida, and a passenger, 40-year-old Adan Labanio Delacruz of Cutler Bay, Florida, were taken to the Putnam County Jail on charges of dealing marijuana.

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