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Traffic stop in southwest Minnesota nets almost 100 pounds of pot


LUVERNE, Minn. — An Atkin man was arrested Wednesday, July 17, near Luverne after nearly 100 pounds of marijuana and marijuana products were allegedly discovered in his vehicle.

Ronald K. Huebner, 65, faces felony second-degree drug possession and fourth-degree DWI, a misdemeanor. The felony-level offense is punishable up to 25 years imprisonment, a $500,000 fine or both.

According to the criminal complaint filed this week in Rock County District Court, a Rock County deputy stopped Huebner Wednesday along Interstate 90 near Luverne for crossing the center and fog lines. Upon contact, the deputy noted the odor of raw marijuana and signs of impairment displayed by Huebner. The deputy observed a couple of roaches near the cup holder ash tray. Approximately 6 grams of marijuana in a cooler reportedly purchased from a dispensary in Las Vegas were discovered in the cab of the vehicle.

A more thorough search of the vehicle at the law enforcement center revealed eight large duffel bags, a blue and white tote and two brown boxes containing marijuana and marijuana products weighing approximately 98 pounds.

Huebner's conditional bail was scheduled at $20,000 and his unconditional at $50,000.

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