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Police discover $1 million worth of marijuana hidden in fresh lettuce

Police said the estimated street value of the drugs is $1 million. (Source: Indiana State Police) Police said the estimated street value of the drugs is $1 million. (Source: Indiana State Police)
The truck was traveling on I-70 when it was stopped for a routine commercial vehicle inspection. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The truck was traveling on I-70 when it was stopped for a routine commercial vehicle inspection. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Jorge Blanco-Diaz. (Source: Putnam County Jail) Jorge Blanco-Diaz. (Source: Putnam County Jail)
Adan Labanino Delacruz. (Source: Putnam County Jail) Adan Labanino Delacruz. (Source: Putnam County Jail)

PUTNAM COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – Indiana State Police made two arrests after stopping a tractor-trailer hauling marijuana – hidden in fresh produce.

Police said around 7:32 a.m. Thursday a tractor-trailer was stopped near the 41 mile marker of Interstate 70 for a routine commercial vehicle inspection.

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During the search, police found 260 pounds of hydroponic marijuana hidden within a load of fresh lettuce. The lettuce was being transported from Colorado to Florida, according to police. Police said the estimated street value of an amount of marijuana that size is $1 million.

Jorge Blanco-Diaz, 33 of Miami, Florida, and Adan Labanino Delacruz, 40 of Cutler Bay, Florida, were arrested and taken to Putnam County Jail. Both are facing a felony charge for dealing marijuana.

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