Man who pleaded guilty in major Moorhead pot bust is arrested again
MOORHEAD – A Dilworth man sentenced to one month and 10 days in jail after pleading guilty in what police said was Moorhead’s biggest one-time pot bust has been arrested again.
Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson said police arrested Lawrence Kent Brink, 34, at his Dilworth home Wednesday for a probation violation.
Investigators executing a search warrant there seized a half-pound of medicinal marijuana, valued at about $4,000, and $22,500 in cash.
Brink pleaded guilty in June 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 in March 2013 after police searched his home and found what they said was 32 pounds of medical-grade marijuana from California, $25,000 in cash and a rifle similar to an AK-47, as well as small amounts of other drugs.
Jacobson said Brink’s prior case had been that of a first-time offender. His plea deal in the 2013 incident dropped two other criminal charges in the same case.
“This isn’t surprising to us,” Jacobson said of Brink’s second arrest. “We just were getting rid of – it fills our evidence rooms with this stuff.”