Charges Dropped Against Minnesotan in Oregon
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have dropped marijuana possession charges against a classical cellist from Minnesota who was stopped with more than 100 pounds of marijuana in his car in south-central Oregon earlier this year.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported Friday that an Oregon State Police trooper found 113 pounds of marijuana with a street value estimated at $226,000 in 33-year-old David Huckaby's car last February when he was stopped for speeding near Bly, Oregon.
Huckaby -- who performed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra until 2013 -- was charged with misdemeanor counts of possessing more than 8 ounces of marijuana and unlawful delivery of marijuana.
His attorney Phil Studenberg says a judge this week suppressed the marijuana as evidence because the search of Huckaby's car wasn't legally justified.