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SCOTTSBLUFF — Scottsbluff police arrested a woman and her son the day after they opened a shop offering products containing cannabidiol, derived from hemp.

Police on Friday charged Heather Kaufman Berguin and her son, Dreyson Beguin, with possession of a controlled substance.

They were arrested a day after opening KB Natural Alternatives and despite having conversations with police, who advised them cannabidiol products were illegal in Nebraska.

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Kaufman Beguin says she realized there were risks in opening the shop but argued other stores in Omaha and Lincoln sold lotions containing cannabis oil.

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Scottsbluff Police Chief Kevin Spencer says Nebraska is among three states that don't allow sales of any cannabis products.

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