Hendricks County - On January 12, at approximately 3:50 p.m., an Indiana State Trooper stopped a semi tractor-trailer for a motor carrier inspection on Interstate 70 near the fifty-nine-mile marker. The driver was identified as Jorge Bucio, age 37, of Weatherford, Texas. During the course of the inspection and conversation with Bucio, criminal indicators were detected which raised the suspicion that illicit activity was occurring. The Plainfield Police Department canine was called for assistance. A positive canine alert for the odor of illegal drugs led to the search of the semi tractor-trailer.
During the search, the trooper discovered approximately 22 pounds of cocaine which was located in the sleeper berth. The estimated street value of the cocaine is $400,000. Bucio was traveling from Arizona to Ohio.
Bucio was taken into custody and transported to the Hendricks County Jail where he is currently being detained.
Arrested and Charges: Jorge Bucio, 37, Weatherford, Texas
Dealing Narcotics, Level 2 Felony
Possession of Narcotics, Level 3 Felony