I-70 traffic stop in Mesa County leads to drug bust, one arrest

Published: Oct. 8, 2020 at 9:55 AM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - A Front Range man was indicted by a federal grand jury with possession to distribute more than 1 kilogram of heroin after he was arrested in a traffic stop on I-70 in Mesa County on September 22.

Beau Aaron Howarth of Henderson, Colorado, was stopped by a Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy, who, with the aid of a canine, identified 13 packages of suspected narcotics, including 11.5 kilograms of suspected heroin and 2.10 kilograms of opiate pills containing suspected fentanyl.

Howarth faces no less than 10 years in prison, and up to life in federal prison, and up to a $10,000,000 fine according to the United States Department of Justice.

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