Officers find $500,000 worth of cocaine in vehicle in NW Indiana

- Two women were detained but later released after police found $500,000 worth of cocaine in their vehicle Monday in northwest Indiana.

An officer pulled over a black 2009 Nissan with Illinois license plates about 12 p.m. on Interstate-94 near Jackson Township, according to the Porter County sheriff’s office.

The two women appeared nervous and told inconsistent stories about where they were going, the sheriff’s office said.

A K-9 search of their vehicle found five kilos of cocaine in compartments under the driver and passenger seats, authorities said. The value of the cocaine was estimated to be half a million dollars.

The two women were detained but released pending further investigation.

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