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Two Men Arrested During a Traffic Stop that Involved a "Strong Smell of Marijuana"

July 21, 2018 11:04 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Police say two men were arrested early Saturday morning after a traffic stop and a "strong smell of marijuana."

Rochester Police Department said officers conducted a traffic stop at 4:05 a.m. Saturday at the 600 block of 11th Avenue Northeast. Officers noted a "strong smell of marijuana coming from the car." When the officer approached the vehicle, he saw a knife handle in the center console near the driver. The officer asked the occupants to step out of the vehicle. Then, the officer searched the vehicle and found marijuana, a digital scale, and a pistol wrapped in a towel. Police then checked for the men's criminal history and found that both the driver and the passenger had previous felony convictions prohibiting them from having firearms.

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Vanna Somvilai and Hamada Wallin were booked at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. Wallin was charged for felony possession of pistol/assault weapon with a previous conviction. Somvilai was charged with felony possession of a pistol/assault weapon with previous conviction, traffic violation, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.

If you see incidents of crime in your neighborhood, visit the Spot Crime page at kaaltv.com.

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