Indiana State Police Discovers Estimated One Million Dollars of Cocaine during a Traffic Stop

Putnam County – Thursday, May 26, 2022, 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 driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as Leonardo Hernandez, age 38, of Miami, Florida, with one passenger in the vehicle.  During the conversation with the driver and passenger, criminal indicators were observed, and a consent search revealed approximately forty-four pounds of suspected cocaine.  Leonardo Hernandez and Rolando Bermudez Acevedo were taken into custody and transported to the Putnam County Jail.

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

The estimated street value of the cocaine is one million dollars.

Arrested and Charges:

Leonardo Hernandez, 38, Miami, Florida

  • Dealing a narcotic drug, Level 2, Felony
  • Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Level 3, Felony

Rolando Bermudez Acevedo, 24, Orlando, Florida

  • Dealing a narcotic drug, Level 2 Felony
  • Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Level 3 Felony

Photo 1 – Evidence Collected

Photo 2 – Leonardo Hernandez

Photo 3 – Rolando Bermudez Acevedo