Police seize 120 pounds of THC edibles during traffic stop

Police said they seized 120 pounds of THC edibles when a man was pulled over in Grand County on Sunday, June 29, 2021.

Police said they seized 120 pounds of THC edibles when a man was pulled over in Grand County on Sunday, June 29, 2021. (Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

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MOAB — A Missouri man pulled over on I-70 in Grand County was arrested after police say they found an estimated 120 pounds of THC edibles in his vehicle.

Tyler Herman, 21, was booked into the Grand County Jail for investigation of drug possession with intent to distribute, two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, and a traffic infraction.

Herman was pulled over Sunday for following another vehicle too closely. The Grand County sheriff's deputy who pulled him over was about to write him a warning, when "due to the extreme winds, I could smell what I thought was a faint odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle," according to a police booking affidavit.

The deputy also noted that he "observed several factors and tradecraft that made me believe the driver was engaged in criminal activity," the affidavit states.

When the deputy asked for consent to search Herman's car, he said no. A Utah Highway Patrol trooper with a drug sniffing K-9 was then called to the scene to sniff the exterior of Herman's SUV. When the K-9 indicated a "positive" hit, the vehicle was searched and two large boxes containing an estimated 120 pounds of pre-packaged THC edibles were found, according to the affidavit.

Police say a pizza box containing shatter THC was also seized, as well as two handguns.

Officers learned that "Tyler has an extensive criminal history" and had two drug-related warrants out for his arrest in Missouri at the time of his arrest in Utah, the affidavit says.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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