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Forum staff reports, Published June 05 2013

Dilworth man sentenced to 120 days in Moorhead’s largest-ever pot bust

MOORHEAD – 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.