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400 Pounds of Marijuana Found in Dakota Co. Home

Four people have been charged in connection with one of the largest marijuana busts in Dakota County history, authorities say.

Members of the Dakota County Drug Task Force found nearly 400 pounds of marijuana at the home of 42-year-old Scott Cunningham of Inver Grove Heights. Its street value is estimated at more than $1 million, according to the Dakota County Attorney's Office.

Cunningham and three others, 52-year-old Brian Speldrick, 28-year-old Holly Swenson of Rosemount, and 41-year-old Jerilyn Reis of Kiester, have each been charged with two first-degree controlled substance crimes.

Three of the suspects appeared in court Friday; a warrant has been issued for Reis' arrest.

County Attorney James Backstrom says the marijuana seizure is one of the largest in the county's history. Last year the drug task force seized around 47 pounds of marijuana for the entire year.


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