UND students from Plymouth and Minnetrista arrested in drug bust


Two University of North Dakota students from the Lake Minnetonka area have been arrested following a drug bust, authorities say.

According to the press release, 21-year-old Cade Hoben of Plymouth and 20-year-old Mark Hildahl of Minnetrista were arrested after 60 pounds of marijuana and “numerous” pills were found.

Also found in their possession were an AR-15 rifle and close to $70,000 in cash. Two vehicles were seized.

In an interview with the Grand Forks Herald, Lt. Brett Johnson said it was the largest quantity of marijuana confiscated within city limits in the last five years.

Hoben and Hildahl made their first court appearance Monday.

Hoben has been charged with a Class A felony for having over 500 grams of marijuana with an intent to sell. For having amphetamine with the intent of selling it, Hoben was charged with a Class B felony. A found smoking device for marijuana resulted in a Class B misdemeanor.

Mark Hildahl was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class B felony, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class B misdemeanor.

Court documents show they were selling and delivering drugs from the 1600 block of Fourth Ave. N. in Grand Forks.

Hildahl was a graduate of Westonka Senior High School and is associated with Pi Kappa Alpha at UND.