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Two UND students arrested after police seize 60 pounds of pot, rifle

Two UND students face drug charges after police say they found 60 pounds of marijuana in their off-campus residence. (Grand Forks Police Department photo)1 / 3
Mark Hildahl2 / 3
Cade Mathew Hoben3 / 3

GRAND FORKS -- Two University of North Dakota students have been arrested and made their first appearances in court on Monday, Nov. 27, after police seized about 60 pounds of marijuana, large amounts of cash and a rifle when executing a search warrant last week.

Cade Mathew Hoben, 21, and Mark Charles Hildahl, 20, were arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 21, after the Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force executed a search warrant at their home at 1611 Fourth Ave. N. following what Grand Forks Police called a lengthy investigation. Both men are originally from suburban Minneapolis.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Task Force officers located 24 vacuum-sealed bags, each containing more than a pound of marijuana in Hoben's bedroom when serving a search warrant last week. Officers also located $69,860 in cash and a large amount of Adderall pills in Hoben's room, according to court documents.

Officers searched Hildahl's room where they say they found a safe containing about a pound of marijuana.

Both men's vehicles were also seized, according to a press release, as was an AR-15 rifle.

In their initial court appearances Monday afternoon, Hoben has been charged with possession of more than 500 grams of marijuana with intent to distribute, a Class A felony, possession of a stimulant with intent to distribute, a Class B felony, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hildahl has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, a Class B felony, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Neither man had an attorney listed for contact. Both are scheduled to make their next court appearance Jan. 3.

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