Commercial Vehicle Inspection finds estimated $5-Million in Illegal Drugs

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Senior Trooper B.J. Patterson
Indiana State Police



Commercial Vehicle Inspection finds estimated $5-Million in Illegal Drugs

Vigo County - This morning around 10:30, an Indiana State Trooper with Commercial Vehicle Enforcement stopped a tractor-trailer at the eastbound scales located at the 1 mile-marker for a routine DOT inspection. During conversations with the driver the trooper noticed several criminal indicators.   

After consent from the driver, a search of the tractor-trailer was conducted. Troopers found 220-pounds of suspected cocaine and 65-pounds of suspected methamphetamine. The drugs were located inside the trailer in travel bags. Estimated street value of the illegal drugs is approximately $5-Million. The tractor-trailer was loaded with aluminum crates and was traveling from California to Ohio.

The driver of the commercial vehicle was incarcerated in the Vigo County jail for the following charges.

Arrested:         Ravninder Singh Kaler, age 22, of Bakersfield, California

Charges:         Dealing Narcotics (felony) 

                       Possession of Narcotics (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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