New York man arrested with 52 pounds of pot after traffic stop on I-70

Jonas Heller

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- We are working to learn more about the man facing drug charges after he was pulled over during a routine traffic stop.

The man, who is from New York, was arrested Wednesday on Interstate 70 near Mack. 46-year-old Jonas Heller is now in the Mesa County jail.

According to Colorado State Patrol, suitcases were taken from Heller’s car. We're told troopers confiscated 52 pounds of marijuana.

Troopers say Heller was acting nervous after being pulled over. They say they also noticed the smell of pot coming from the car.

If convicted, Heller could face 8 to 32 years in prison.

Photo: Colorado State Patrol

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