Troopers find $1M in marijuana stashed with lettuce during routine commercial vehicle inspection

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. -- Troopers seized 260 pounds of marijuana during a routine commercial vehicle inspection in Putnam County early Wednesday morning. 

An Indiana State Police trooper stopped a tractor-trailer traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 around 7:30 a.m. that was hauling a load of fresh lettuce from Colorado to Florida. 

During the inspection process, the trooper noticed several "criminal indicators." While searching the trailer, the trooper found 260 pounds of hydroponic marijuana concealed within a load of fresh lettuce. 

The street value of the marijuana found is estimated at around $1 million. 

The driver, Jorge Blanco-Diaz, 33, and co-driver, Adan Labanino Delacruz, 40, were both taken into custody. Both men are preliminarily charged with dealing marijuana. 

The incident remains under investigation. 

MORE TOP STORIES | Sheriff: Man kills wife, 8-year-old daughter before committing suicide in Henry County | One person injured, one arrested after gun incident at Carmel Red Robin | Fishers police chief steps down after OWI arrest | 'You will dance again': Coleman family lays to rest four members killed in duck boat tragedy | Kroger to close store on Indianapolis' northeast side by end of August

Top Trending Videos

Print this article Back to Top