MARION COUNTY, Ind.
Indiana State Police found 75 pounds of marijuana hidden inside the gas tank of a minivan stopped on Interstate 70 Wednesday morning.
Trooper Brad Smith stopped the 1998 Oldsmobile mini-van at the 71 mile marker for a traffic violation. He said the driver, Edgar Cornejo, 38, of McAllen, Texas, was acting suspiciously.
Smith called for K9 assistance. After a search, the packages of marijuana were found submerged inside the gas tank.
Investigators said the marijuana was headed for Toledo, Ohio and had an estimated street value of $75,000.
Cornejo was arrested and taken to the Marion County Processing Center. He was charged with dealing marijuana and possession of marijuana, both class C felonies.
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