More than 2,000 pounds of food had to be destroyed after it was discovered overheated in the back of a tractor-trailer, police said.
State police stopped a refrigerated truck along southbound Interstate 65 in Tippecanoe County just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
The trooper discovered that the refrigerated unit had been shut off to help the truck run better, police said.
Officials with the Tippecanoe County Health Department were called in to inspect the meat, kid's drinks, cheese and yogurt that the truck was hauling.
All of the food was determined to be above the allowable temperatures required by law and the load was destroyed.
Police said the truck, which is owned by Hispamex Products Inc. of Illinois, was scheduled to make deliveries at Crawfordsville and Indianapolis stores and restaurants.
The driver, Saens Rodriguez, 35, of Chicago, was cited for motor carrier violations and released.
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