Isn't Traveling Over The Holidays Stressful Enough? Be Thankful You Weren't Behind This Guy At JFK's Check-In Line

Isn't Traveling Over The Holidays Stressful Enough? Be Thankful You Weren't Behind This Guy At JFK's Check-In Line

At the height of last week's Thanksgiving air-travel rush, one person apparently thought it was the perfect time to stash 90 pounds of weed in his/her bag. Bad idea. 

TSA officials at NY’s John F. Kennedy Airport discovered 30 neatly-packed bags with enough cannabis to do more than lighten the mood at Thanksgiving dinner. A checked bag filled with about 90 pounds of weed was detected by screeners, JFK authorities announced on Monday, reported 1010 Wins news.

"During routine screening, TSA officers at JFK airport came across a checked bag filled with 30 bags of marijuana last week, each weighing about 3 lbs. TSA isn't looking for drugs, but when TSA comes across them, police are notified," TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said in a Tweet on Monday.

Officials were notified and Port Authority Police arrested the traveler, Farbstein added.

Flying With Weed…It’s Illegal

However…“TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer,” says the agency. 
As Farbstein noted, she turned last week’s weed find over to local authorities in  New York, where up to three ounces of weed is now legal – not 90 pounds.

 

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