ISP Trooper discovers an estimated one million dollars of cocaine during a traffic stop

PUTNAM CO. – On Thursday, May 26th 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 cocaine was seized during a traffic stop.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as Leonardo Hernandez, 38, of Miami, Florida, with one passenger in the vehicle. Rolando Bermudez Acevedo, 24, of Orlando, Florida.

Leonardo Hernandez

During the conversation with the driver and passenger, criminal indicators were observed, and a consent search revealed approximately forty-four pounds of suspected cocaine. 

Rolando Bermudez Acevedo

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

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

The estimated street value of cocaine is one million dollars.  

Both men are facing felony charges of dealing in a narcotic drug and possession of a narcotic drug.