The city of Gary, IN – according to
Last year Gary saw its murder rate skyrocket, the violence fueled in part by an influx of gang members from Chicago hoping to expand the drug trade.
Around 6:00 p.m. a vehicle is stopped along i-80/94.
“This is the main corridor for drug trafficking,” Buncich said.
A search of the trunk turns up this cardboard box and after closer inspection several packages of drugs are discovered.
A field test reveals it’s cocaine, 25 pounds worth, the street value around half a million dollars.
“Probably they’re heading south,” said Buncich. “They could be going to Indianapolis or Detroit.”
The driver from Chicago is taken into custody. He and others processed in a makeshift command center in Gary.
The traffic stops continue yielding more outstanding warrants and suspected drug buyers.
It’s been a very productive night.
“The narcotics we’re seizing, the firearms, these things you don’t want on the street,” Buncich said.