Weather Forecast


Man gets 120 days in Moorhead’s largest-ever pot bust

News Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
Man gets 120 days in Moorhead’s largest-ever pot bust
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A Dilworth man has pleaded guilty in a drug bust police in Moorhead said was the biggest one-time haul of marijuana ever seized here.

Lawrence Kent Brink, 33, pleaded guilty Monday in Clay County District Court to felony third-degree drug sales and possession of an assault weapon while being a user of a controlled substance, a gross misdemeanor.

Brink was arrested March 5 after police said they searched his home and found 32 pounds of high-grade medical marijuana from California as well as $25,000 in cash, small amounts of other drugs and a rifle similar to an AK-47.

In a plea deal that dropped two other charges, Brink was sentenced to 120 days in jail with credit for 80 days already served. He was also ordered to serve five years of supervised probation.

Forum News Service
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.