Police seized more than a million dollars’ worth of cocaine in a traffic stop Saturday.
Illinois State Police stopped a rental truck on Saturday afternoon on Interstate 70 near St. Elmo. During the stop, approximately more than 140 pounds of suspected cocaine was discovered, at a street value of approximately $1.1 million.
The driver was Emigdio Penuelas-Median, 53, of Las Vegas. He has been charged with trafficking a controlled substance and was in custody at the Fayette County Jail.