Troopers Find 154 Pounds of Cocaine during I-70 Traffic Stop

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Sgt. John Perrine
Public Information Officer

DATE: February 10, 2023

Indianapolis, IN - Earlier today, an Indiana State Trooper pulled over a semi on I-70 near Post Road leading to the discovery of a large amount of narcotics. At 2:30 p.m. a trooper pulled over a Peterbilt Semi, with no trailer, on I-70 eastbound east of Post Road for failing to signal a lane change. While speaking to the driver, and checking required paperwork, the trooper began to notice indications of potential criminal activity. He called for a K9 to assist with the investigation. Indiana State Police K9 Cole arrived with his handler. Cole did an open-air sniff around the vehicle and he alerted to his handler the odor of narcotics. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately 70 kilograms (154 pounds) of suspected cocaine inside the sleeper-birth of the semi. Subsequent field testing confirmed the substance to be cocaine. The Indiana State Police Drug Investigations Section estimates the value of the cocaine at 2.8 million dollars. 

The driver, 43 year old Onkar Singh from California, was arrested on drug charges. He was transported to the Marion County Jail and incarcerated.

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."  

All crimes mentioned in this release are alleged and all suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. The drug charges are preliminary, and serve as probable cause for an arrest, actual charges will be determined by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office. 

To report suspected drug activity you can contact any Indiana State Police Post, your local or county law enforcement agency. 


Indiana State Police K9 Cole with 70 Kilograms of Cocaine

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