A south metro man was sentenced to one month in jail for having 14 gallon-sized plastic bags holding gummies containing THC in his vehicle.
Brian D. Hiltner, 29, pleaded guilty Friday in Dakota County District Court to second-degree drug possession. Hiltner originally was charged with first-degree drug possession with intent to sell.
Hiltner was pulled over by police in Lakeville on Jan. 31, 2018, near a home that officers were about to search. They seized the bags holding the THC gummies from the car. Nine sealed bags of marijuana were also in the car.
Inside Hiltner's home, police found 183 sealed bags of marijuana, more THC-laced gummies, THC in wax form, drug paraphernalia and about $26,000 in a cardboard box, according to the criminal complaint.
He admitted to police that all the items belonged to him and that he was stopped while bringing marijuana to a friend, the complaint continued.
Hiltner's jail time was trimmed for the three days he served upon his arrest. A four-year term was stayed while he serves five years' supervised probation. During that time, Hiltner is barred from consuming alcohol or illicit drugs and must undergo chemical dependency evaluation.