$1.1 million in suspected cocaine seized on I-70

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EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Police seized $1.1 million worth of suspected cocaine during a traffic stop on I-70.

A trooper stopped 53-year-old Emigdio Penuelas-Medina of Las Vegas was stopped for traffic violations on I-70 near St. Elmo.

65 kilograms of suspected cocaine was discovered.

Penuelas-Medina was charged with trafficking a controlled substance.

He was taken to the Fayette County Jail.

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