ROOSVILLE, Mont. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Roosville seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from two United States citizens arriving from Canada on Wednesday.
The seizure occurred when the two travelers were selected for further inspection. While searching the travelers’ vehicle, a CBP officer found marijuana edibles, a smoking pipe, and a bag of marijuana. Although medical marijuana has been legalized in Montana, it remains illegal at the federal level and travelers are prohibited from transporting it into the United States.
Working with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, CBP turned over all prohibited items for evidence. One traveler was cited for possession of dangerous drugs and for possession of drug paraphernalia. The traveler posted bond and was released.
“Marijuana and marijuana edibles pose a risk to the health and safety of our communities — particularly our children,” said Dan Escobedo, Director, Area Port of Great Falls. “Thanks to the alertness of our officers, these drugs were seized and no longer pose a risk.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.