500 Pounds of Marijuana Found in Truck Outside Indiana Walmart
That’s worth around $1 million on the street.
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The Fishers Police Department said officials seized the pot at around 4 a.m., finding it in a semi-tractor trailer near the Walmart, The Indianapolis Star reported. Police say it’s the largest drug bust in the city’s history.
Two men, a driver and a passenger, were found in the truck waiting to “make a delivery,” said police. The officer on the scene believed they weren’t being honest and called in the K-9 unit.
Drug-sniffing dogs were deployed, and the officials were able to find the drugs in their search.
“Every police department in the country focuses on the detection of narcotics,” Sgt. Tom Weger with the Fishers Police Department told WISH-TV.
The truck was also carrying food headed to a Nestlé plant in Anderson, Indiana.
Isaac Roberto Aristiga Bojorquez, 25, of Mexico was arrested and faces preliminary charges, officials said.
Police said the other man in the vehicle didn’t have knowledge of the drugs, so he wasn’t arrested.
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“This is not the first time that’s happened man. These guys are a bunch of idiots,” said the manager of the trucking company.
Nestlé also issued a statement on the bust.
“Nestlé was contacted by the local police early this morning regarding this issue. The product in question was in the process of being transported from California to Indiana by a third party motor carrier hired by our transportation broker. The driver of the truck was not a Nestlé employee. We are cooperating fully with local law enforcement in their investigation of this matter,” it said.
This week, 500 pounds of marijuana was discovered inside a U-Haul truck in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Investigators with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office got a tip about a suspicious vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. They later brought in a K-9 unit, finding 427 packages of marijuana in the vehicle totaling 504 pounds, according to AJC.com. The total street value of the bust is around $1.2 million.