State police say two men are behind bars after a traffic stop on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, in Bedford County, led to the discovery of approximately 11 pounds of cocaine.
According to the affidavit, troopers say the vehicle was stopped Tuesday morning after it was observed speeding along the Turnpike.
Police say the driver and passenger of the vehicle were identified as 37-year-old Uriel Villasenor and 30-year-old Exsain Villasenor-Espino.
Authorities say the men explained that they were returning to their home in Reading, PA, after visiting the city of Chicago.
Police say one of the men also admitted to “recently” smoking marijuana, prompting troopers to conduct a search of the vehicle.
During the search, investigators say troopers found a black duffle bag containing approximately 5 kilos of cocaine.
Police noted that the drugs have an approximate street value of $150,000.
Troopers say the men then admitted to picking up the drugs in Chicago and were instructed to deliver them to Reading.
Both men were arrested and arraigned on various drug-related charges.
According to online court records, both men are being held at the Bedford County Jail on $500,000 bail each.