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Teens caught with $11K worth of marijuana, THC wax and vape pens, Lincoln police say
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Teens caught with $11K worth of marijuana, THC wax and vape pens, Lincoln police say

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Lincoln police say they caught three teenagers with marijuana, THC wax and vape pens.

It started with a traffic stop Saturday at about 9:30 p.m. near 27th and Superior streets.

Officer Erin Spilker said police stopped 18-year-old Porter Wilkins for an expired license plate, smelled marijuana coming from the Toyota Camry and saw two open bottles of Patron on the floorboard when they asked him to get out.

Porter Wilkins

Porter Wilkins

The smell of marijuana led to a search, which Spilker said turned up just less than a pound of marijuana in heat-sealed bags, 81 THC vape pens, seven wax jars, 14 THC syrup containers, 66 THC cartridges and a real-looking BB gun in backpacks in the back seat.

Spilker said the street value was more than $11,200.

Noah Reddick

Noah Reddick

Police arrested Wilkins and his 18-year-old passenger, Noah Reddick, on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver and other allegations. A 17-year-old in the front seat was referred to the Lancaster County Attorney's Office for juvenile court.

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Lori Pilger is a Norfolk native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been a public safety reporter for the Journal Star since 2005.

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