NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations announce the arrest of a female United States citizen for drug possession.
On April 2, CBP officers working at the Rainbow Bridge encountered 51-year-old Julie Johnson, a resident of Brockport, N.Y., after a CBP K9 alerted to her vehicle during a random outbound inspection. Johnson was en route to Niagara Falls, Ontario.
CBP officers conducted an examination of Johnson’s vehicle when a CBP K-9 alerted to the center console area and a purse on the front passenger floorboard. A further search by CBP officers revealed several bags of a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana and weighed near one pound.
The green leafy substance was tested by CBP officers utilizing a narcotics test kit and tested positive for the properties of marijuana.
CBP officers arrested Johnson and subsequently turned her over to the custody of the Niagara Falls Police Department.
Outbound examinations continue to serve as a valuable tool in CBP’s efforts to enforce smart, effective, and strategic border operations, and have successfully stopped child abduction, intercepted criminals fleeing prosecution, interdicted illegal contraband such as controlled substances, precursor drugs, and arms, and uncovered a myriad of other violations involving currency reporting requirements, stolen vehicles, trade, and immigration.
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.