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Bakersfield man arrested in Indiana with over 220 pounds of suspected cocaine

Posted at 7:02 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 22:07:52-04

At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Indiana State Troopers arrested 22-year-old Ravinder Singh Kaler of Bakersfield following a routine DOT inspection. 

According to officials, during conversations with the driver, the trooper noticed several criminal indicators and after consent from the driver, a search of Kaler's tractor-trailer was conducted.

During the search, Troopers found 220 pounds of suspected cocaine and 65 pounds of suspected methamphetamine.

Officers said that the drugs were located inside the trailer in travel bags. The estimated street value of the illegal drugs is approximately $5 million. The tractor trailer was loaded with aluminum crates and was traveling from California to Ohio according to officers.

Kaler was arrested on two felony charges, dealing narcotics and possession of narcotics.