On Feb. 10, a Peterbilt driven by Onkar Singh from California was pulled over by an Indiana State Trooper for a simple failure to use a turn signal when he was changing lanes on I-70 east of Indianapolis. That mistake landed the driver in jail and led to the discovery of nearly $3 million worth of cocaine.
When the trooper talked with Singh, he noticed some signs that the driver was not being fully truthful with him. The officer called for a K-9 unit to come and perform an open-air check around the truck.
Indiana State Police K-9 Cole detected possible narcotics in the truck and a subsequent search was made of the truck. Seventy kilograms of suspected cocaine were found inside the sleeper berth of the truck.
The drugs have an estimated street value of $2.7 million dollars. Singh was transported to Marion County Jail and awaits formal charges.
In a quote from the ISP’s press release, Indiana State Police Indianapolis District Commander Lieutenant Josh Watson said, “This significant drug seizure is a result of sustained and persistent efforts by troopers assigned to our drug enforcement section. They spend countless hours patrolling our highways and diligently utilizing their specialized training and experience to intercept and seize illegal narcotics being transported in and through Indiana.”
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