A state police task force arrested a Colorado man who allegedly had over 5,000 grams of cannabis while driving on Interstate 90 in McHenry County on Wednesday.
The Illinois State Police District 15, Support Services Command Criminal Patrol and North Central Narcotics Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle around 11:19 a.m. Wednesday.
State police stopped a black Honda Accord for a traffic violation on eastbound Interstate 90 near mile marker 36 in McHenry County.
A spokesperson for the state police said numerous indicators of criminal activity were observed.
Probable cause was developed to search the Honda.
The spokesperson said that a felony amount of “suspected black market cannabis” was found in the vehicle.
The driver, Kenneth Heritsch, 55, of Pueblo, Colorado, was placed under arrest and transported to the McHenry County Jail.
Heritsch was charged with cannabis trafficking, a Class X felony, manufacturing or delivery of cannabis, a Class X felony, and unlawful possession of cannabis, a Class 1 felony.
A criminal complaint said that Heritsch brought an amount greater than 5,000 grams of cannabis into Illinois.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis, who during a bond hearing found Heritsch a flight risk, ordered the man held on a $200,000 bond.
Heritsch remains held in the McHenry County Jail and would need to post $20,000 cash to be released.
A hearing on a motion to reduce bond is scheduled for Tuesday.