Indiana State Police find 260 pounds of pot hidden in lettuce shipment
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two men were arrested Wednesday morning after Indiana State Police say a tractor-trailer was shipping more than just lettuce.
According to a news release from the Indiana State Police, troopers stopped the truck for a routine inspection as it was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70, just after 7:30 a.m.
When troopers searched the trailer, they allegedly found 260 pounds of hydroponic marijuana hidden within a shipment of fresh lettuce that was being transported from Colorado to Florida.
Police estimate the street value of the marijuana at approximately $1 million.
The driver and co-driver - 33-year-old Jorge Blanco-Diaz and 40-year-old Adan Labanino Delacruz - were arrested and charged with felony counts of dealing marijuana. Both men are from Florida.
Police say they were booked into the Putnam County Jail.
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