Traffic Stop Leads to 12 Pounds of Fentanyl

Putnam County – Friday, October 29, 2021, at 11:45 a.m., an Indiana State Trooper observed a Ford Taurus near the 42-mile marker eastbound on Interstate 70 that was following too close with improper brake lights.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Polo Huereca-Rivera, age 40, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  During the course of the traffic stop, the trooper observed criminal indicators and a consent to search revealed approximately 12 pounds of suspected fentanyl.  The estimated street value of the fentanyl is $250,000.  Huereca-Rivera was taken into custody and transported to the Putnam County Jail.

Polo Huereca-Rivera

Arrested and Charges:  Polo Huereca-Rivera 

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

Photo 1 – Polo Huereca-Rivera

Photo 2 – Evidence Collected

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