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Cottage Grove police brief: Man cited for smoking marijuana in front of cop

A St. Paul man was ticketed after smoking marijuana while standing in front of a Cottage Grove squad car, according to police.

An officer on patrol at 5:40 p.m. Aug. 6 saw a group of people walk across the street in front of the squad car stopped at 79th Street and Hemingway Avenue. The officer saw a man start to smoke a marijuana pipe. The suspect then exhaled and walked away.

Police stopped him and cited the 19-year-old for possession of drug paraphernalia.

An 18-year-old Woodbury man who was in the group was cited for possessing a small amount of marijuana.

-Scott Wente