Man sentenced after state police find $2 million worth of cocaine in semi truck

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UPDATE (Feb. 27, 2017)– Salvador Tafoya-Bravo pleaded guilty to dealing cocaine and will serve eight years in the Department of Correction, followed by two years at Community Corrections.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind, (Oct. 30, 2015)– A massive drug bust resulted in 20 kilos of cocaine coming off the streets Friday.

Indiana state police conducted an inspection of a semi truck when they discovered the drugs. It happened just after 4 p.m. on I-70 on the east side of Indianapolis.

Salvador Tafoya-Bravo, 47, was arrested.

Salvador Tafoya-Bravo.
Salvador Tafoya-Bravo.

Authorities say he is from Las Vegas, and was transporting the drugs from California to a destination in Ohio.

Police had a simple message for drug traffickers.

“If you like playing Russian roulette, continue doing it. Will you get through sometimes? Yes. Will you eventually get stopped, caught, and imprisoned? Yes,” said Indiana State Police Captain David Bursten.

The cocaine has a street value of more than $2 million. Police say Tafoya-Bravo is not cooperating with the investigation, so they went public with the bust and arrest.

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