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Dubuque Co. authorities: Driver had nearly 12 pounds of pot

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DUBUQUE COUNTY (KWWL) -

Charges were dismissed against a Colorado man stopped in Dubuque with nearly 12 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

Brian Unbehaun was pulled over in February of 2013.

Both charges of controlled substance violation and failure to affix tax stamp were dismissed by a Dubuque County court in December of 2013.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

A Colorado man is behind bars after a traffic stop in Dubuque County Friday.

Authorities say 33-year-old Brian Unbehaun of Brighton, Colorado, was stopped on Highway 151 Friday afternoon.

Sheriff's deputies say a K-9 smelled the presence of a controlled substance during a search of Unbehaun's pickup truck.

Authorities say they then found 11.7 pounds of marijuana.

Unbehaun was taken to the Dubuque County Jail, where he faces charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and drug tax stamp law violation.

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