Lakeville officers find more than 100lbs of pot gummies, 2 arrested

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Police in Lakeville, Minnesota, charged two men after finding more than 100 pounds of marijuana gummies during two traffic stops last week.

According to police, Austin James Hagen was pulled over on Friday and while talking with him, the officer "detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle." 

The officer then found more than 99 pounds of marijuana gummies inside the car. The 23-year-old was charged with possession of a first-degree controlled substance with intent to sell and second-degree possession of a controlled substance

On Jan. 31, Lakeville police executed a search warrant on a house. Before the search, an officer saw Brian David Hiltner leave the home and pulled Hiltner over. After detecting an odor of marijuana, he searched the car and found more than 50 pounds of marijuana gummies, along with nine bags of what the officer believed to be marijuana.

When they searched the house, officers found 183 vacuum-sealed bags, each containing what officers believed to be one pound of marijuana. Officers also found about $26,000 in a box inside the home.

Hiltner, 28, admitted to officers that he lives at the residence and that all the items belong to him. He also admitted that he sells marijuana.