CBP Officers Discover Marijuana and Edibles under Spare Tire
ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Alexandria Bay port of entry discovered marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) edibles.
On June 25, CBP officers encountered two United States Citizens returning from a trip to Canada. A trunk check during the initial encounter discovered a faint odor of marijuana. Further inspection revealed multiple forms of marijuana and THC concealed under the spare tire. The two travelers were escorted into secondary inspection and the vehicle was sent for further inspection. The narcotics found in the trunk were marijuana, THC oil, THC candy and THC brownies.
“CBP Officers are the first line of defense and work diligently to prevent illicit items from entering the country,” said Area Port Director Tim Walker. “This is an excellent example of the strong working relationship we have with our local law enforcement partners to ensure a traveler who violates the law faces justice.”
After CBP processing, both subjects and the narcotics were turned over to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department to face charges.
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