PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Two Florida men are facing charges after an Indiana State Trooper stopped a tractor-trailer on I-70 on Thursday and found an estimated nearly $1 million of cocaine.

The trooper stopped the tractor-trailer at MM 37 as part of a routine compliance inspection. The driver, Leonardo Hernandez, 38, of Miami, Florida, and passenger Rolando Bermudez Acevedo, 24, of Orlando, Florida, were the only people in the vehicle.

Leonardo Hernandez faces felony drug charges. (COURTESY: ISP)
Rolando Bermudez Acevedo faces felony drug charges. (COURTESY: ISP)

According to a release from ISP, conversation led to a consent search of the tractor-trailer, which revealed approximately 44 pounds of suspected cocaine.

Both Hernandez and Acevedo were taken to the Putnam County Jail and face felony drug dealing and possession charges.

The tractor-trailer was reportedly in route to Phoenix, Arizona, from Indianapolis.