Stephen Conlin nabbed for hiding marijuana in his barber shop

Marijuana: An unorthodox campaign strategy.
Marijuana: An unorthodox campaign strategy.
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If it's true that there's no such thing as bad publicity, then Stephen Conlin may very well win a seat on the St. Charles City Council come Election Day.

He may also be working his way through the criminal justice system.

The Southeastern Minnesota Narcotics and Gang Task Force moved in against the small-town businessman on Friday. According to the Winona County Sheriff's Office, seven growing marijuana plants were taken from his home, 61 drying plants were taken from his shed, and more plants were found in his barber shop.

Total haul: 17 pounds worth about $85,000 on the street.

Conlin hasn't yet been formally charged. And his name will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Name recognition shouldn't be a problem. But his campaign financing just took a hit.

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