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Police seize 60 lbs. of pot, rifle, $70K in cash from home of 2 UND students from Twin Cities

November 28, 2017 GMT

Two University of North Dakota students from the Twin Cities were arrested and charged after a search of their home near campus turned up 60 pounds of marijuana, a rifle, numerous pills and nearly $70,000 in cash.

Sophomores Cade Hoben, 21, of Plymouth, and Mark Hildahl, 20, of Minnetrista, appeared Monday in Grand Forks County District Court on felony counts and remain jailed as of late afternoon.

Hoben was charged with possessing more than 500 grams of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of a stimulant and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hildahl was charged with possession to marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the charges:

Officers last week searched the home in the 1600 block of 4th Avenue N. 24 and found sealed bags of marijuana weighing more than one pound each in Hoben’s bedroom, along with $69,860 in cash and many doses of Adderall, an amphetamine.

A safe with a pound of marijuana was seized from Hildahl’s room. Also taken by authorities were the two men’s vehicles and an AR-15 rifle.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482