Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis, just experienced the single biggest drug bust of its history when authorities discovered 500 pounds of weed stashed away in the back of a semitractor trailer earlier this week.
Officers who were out on a routine patrol around 4 a.m. the morning of February 2 said they noticed some suspicious activity in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart Supercenter.
The activity drew their attention to a parked semitractor and the two men seemingly in charge of it.
After questioning the two men, the officers became suspicious of their report that they were waiting to “make a delivery,” local news sources said.
Drug-sniffing dogs were then brought to the scene, and after they detected the presence of drugs a more thorough search was conducted.
That’s when authorities discovered the huge, 500-pound shipment of marijuana. The herb had apparently been packed into the back of the trailer, along with a shipment of coffee creamer.
Both men at the scene were detained and questioned.
According to reports, only the driver of the truck knew anything about the marijuana, and the passenger was subsequently released.
By the end of the bust, the driver, 25 year old Isaac Roberto Aristiga Bojorquez, of Mexico, was arrested on suspicion of intent to deliver more than five pounds of marijuana. The cannabis he’d been hauling was also confiscated.
Bojorquez is now being held in Hamilton Count Jail and the investigation is ongoing.
After arresting Bojorquez, police officers obtained a search warrant and carried out a thorough sweep of the truck and trailer.
Local Indianapolis news sources said that the full contents of what police found in the truck and trailer are still unknown, but that everything inside the trailer was offloaded and carried to another location.
It also remains unknown where the marijuana originated, or who specifically it was intended for. But from what early reports have said, it seems likely that the coffee creamer was designed to disguise the shipment of smuggled marijuana.
Authorities have confirmed that the truck used by Bojorquez had nothing to do with Wal-Mart.