• Bill Raines

ISP Trooper Discovers Estimated One Million Dollars of Cocaine during a Traffic Stop





PUTNAM COUNTY- MAY 27, 2022 - Thursday, May 26, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., an Indiana State Trooper stopped a tractor-trailer at the thirty-seven mile marker eastbound on Interstate 70 for a routine compliance inspection.


The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as Leonardo Hernandez, age 38, of Miami, Florida, with one passenger in the vehicle. During the conversation with the driver and passenger, criminal indicators were observed, and a consent search revealed approximately forty-four pounds of suspected cocaine.


Leonardo Hernandez and Rolando Bermudez Acevedo were taken into custody and transported to the Putnam County Jail.


The tractor-trailer was enroute from Phoenix, Arizona, to Indianapolis, Indiana.

The estimated street value of the cocaine is one million dollars.


Arrested and Charges:


Leonardo Hernandez, 38, Miami, Florida

  • Dealing a narcotic drug, Level 2, Felony

  • Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Level 3, Felony


Rolando Bermudez Acevedo, 24, Orlando, Florida

  • Dealing a narcotic drug, Level 2 Felony

  • Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Level 3 Felony


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