Man arrested after ISP finds 9 kilos of cocaine in his car

(Provided Photo/ISP)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man is in jail after a traffic stop led to his arrest.

(Provided Photo/IMPD)
(Provided Photo/IMPD)

22-year-old Bertin Mendoza of Chicago was driving on I-70 eastbound when an Indiana State Police officer saw him driving too close to another car.

Around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, ISP officers made a traffic stop.

According to the release, during the traffic stop the officer observed “indicators of possible criminal activity.”

After a canine search, officers located nine, individually wrapped kilos of suspected cocaine hidden in the rear of the vehicle.

Mendoza faces preliminary charges of possession of cocaine and dealing cocaine.

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