Charges dropped against ex-cellist caught with 113 lbs. of pot

0805 MarijuanaKlamath County, Ore. – Charges against a Minnesota man who was caught with over 100 pounds of marijuana in his car near Bly have been dropped.

According to Oregon State Police, they pulled over 33-year-old David Huckaby from St. Paul, Minnesota for a traffic violation in February. During the stop, an OSP trooper located around 113 lbs. of marijuana in the trunk of Huckaby’s vehicle. Officers estimated the value of the marijuana to be approximately $226,000.

Huckaby, a professional cellist, was arrested for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Marijuana and was lodged at the Klamath County Jail.

The Minnesota Star Tribune reported on Friday the charges were dropped by the Klamath County Circuit Court after a judge ruled there was no probable cause for the search of Huckaby’s vehicle.

Huckaby’s attorney, Phil Studenburg, told the Star Tribune, “David’s case is a perfect example of what is wrong with the War on Drugs. It ruins the lives of talented young people and stigmatizes them for life. I’m just glad we prevailed in David’s case and he can carry on with his career.”

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