Commercial Vehicle Inspection Nets 260 Pounds of Marijuana

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1927 US 40 West 
Greencastle, IN 46135

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Trooper B.J. Patterson
Indiana State Police


Commercial Vehicle Inspection Nets 260 Pounds of Marijuana

 Putnam County—This morning at 7:32, a tractor-trailer traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 was stopped for a routine commercial vehicle inspection near the 41 mile marker.

 During the inspection process the Trooper noticed several criminal indicators. A search of the trailer yielded 260 pounds of hydroponic marijuana concealed within the legitimate load of fresh lettuce. The lettuce was being transported from Colorado to Florida. The street value of an amount this size is estimated at $1,000,000. The driver and co-driver were taken into custody and incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail.

 Arrested:         Jorge Blanco-Diaz, age 33, of Miami, Florida

 Charges:          Dealing Marijuana (felony)

 Arrested:         Adan Labanino Delacruz, age 40, of Cutler Bay, Florida

 Charges:          Dealing Marijuana (felony)

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 Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.




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