(EFFINGHAM) An Illinois State Trooper recovered 65 kilograms of suspected cocaine during a weekend traffic stop along Interstate 70 in Fayette County, near St. Elmo. The State Police put the estimated street value of the drugs at $1.1 million. The driver of the rental truck, 53 year old Emigdio Penuelas-Medina of Las Vegas, was charged with trafficking a controlled substance, and is currently in the Fayette County Jail in Vandalia. The original stop, at approximately 1:31 on Saturday afternoon, was for traffic violations. The Fayette County State’s Attorney and the Southeastern Illinois Drug Task Force assisted in the investigation.