Heber man arrested after officers find $500K worth of marijuana in car, police say

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HEBER — A Heber man was arrested Tuesday night after officers found $500,000 worth of marijuana in his car during a routine traffic stop, police said.

Sean Herwit, 51, was arrested and booked into the Wasatch County Jail Tuesday on suspicion of felony charges, according to a Facebook post by Heber City police.

Sean Herwit, 51, was arrested and booked into the Wasatch County Jail Tuesday on suspicion of felony charges. (Photo: Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office)

During the traffic stop, officers searched the car and found 80 wrapped and sealed packages of marijuana, weighing a total of 149 pounds. The estimated street value of the drugs is close to $500,000, police said.

Officers believe the man was transporting the marijuana from California to Oklahoma but had stopped in Heber where he lives, Heber police detective Tammy Thacker said.

A Heber man was arrested Tuesday night after officers found $500,000 worth of marijuana in his car during a routine traffic stop, police said. (Photo: Heber City Police Department)

Herwit does not have any serious criminal history in Utah, according to court records, but may have faced charges out-of-state, Thacker said.

This article will be updated if more information becomes available.

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