TSA agents find 81 lbs of marijuana in checked luggage

(CNN)

Pot isn’t at the top of the Transportation Security Administration’s most-wanted list.

They’re more interested in keeping explosives off airplanes.

But if you pack your suitcases with 81 pounds of marijuana, TSA officers screening your checked baggage are very likely to notice.

On Friday, a 26-year-old woman was arrested at Oakland International Airport after the TSA allegedly discovered marijuana in her three checked bags, according to the TSA. The Jackson, Mississippi, resident was attempting to fly from Oakland to Jackson, Mississippi, via Phoenix and Dallas.

“TSA screens every bag placed on an airplane, whether taken as carry-on or checked with an airline,” said TSA spokesman Ross Feinstein, via e-mail.

If officers find something that’s probably a crime, they refer it to local authorities, who can decide whether to arrest and prosecute travelers.

“As is common practice, TSA notified the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office of the discovery, who responded and took possession of the marijuana,” said Feinstein. “The passenger was subsequently arrested on criminal charges.”

A small bit of pot might not get you in trouble, according to some security officials.

Some 81 pounds of marijuana in three separate checked bags? That’s going to cause some trouble.

 

3 comments

  • caliboss

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    1000s of my friends and family grow 99 plants and will refill that in a few hours, thanks for keeping prices high and NORCAL wealthy

    "any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death" – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol and Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

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