Cab Driver Cited for Smoking Marijuana on Duty in Lyndale
Police pulled over the driver on Grand Avenue early Saturday morning.
A St. Paul cab driver was cited for possession of marijuana while driving through the Lyndale neighborhood a little after 1 a.m. Saturday morning.
Police officers were driving northbound on Grand Avenue toward 31st Street when a Blue and White cab pulled in front of them and they smelled, according to the police report, “an extremely strong odor of freshly burnt marijuana coming from the taxi.”
When they pulled over the man, a licensed Minneapolis and St. Paul cab driver, he acknowledged that he had smoked marijuana while on service. He turned over to police a wooden box full of weed and a used pipe.
Police told him he couldn’t pick up any more fares for the evening, and he was released.