MOORHEAD - A 27-year-old Moorhead man who publicly opposed the city's drug paraphernalia ban before it passed was arrested during a traffic stop Saturday, allegedly with marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his possession, police say.
Tobias Mulvihill was pulled over at about 12:30 p.m. after police say he disobeyed a stop sign at Fourth Avenue and 14th Street South. The officer detected a "very strong odor" of marijuana coming from the vehicle, Lt. Tory Jacobson said in a news release.
Police searched the vehicle and seized 62.4 grams - about 0.14 pound - of marijuana wrapped for sale, drug paraphernalia and $565 cash, Jacobson said.
Mulvihill was arrested on suspicion of fifth-degree controlled substance crime and taken to the Clay County Jail. Charges are pending.
Last August, Mulvihill, at the time an employee at Mellow Mood, a Moorhead smoke shop, spoke in front of the Moorhead City Council in opposition to the proposed drug paraphernalia ordinance that eventually was approved on Nov. 28.