SWEETGRASS, MONT.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the port of Sweetgrass, Mont. arrested a male U.S. citizen for illegal possession of marijuana on Friday, July 12.
At 12:45 a.m. Thomas Moore, 59, arrived at the port of Sweetgrass in a vehicle which was escorted by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Moore was being returned to the U.S. after having been arrested in Canada for possession of marijuana. During the inspection, CBP officers discovered additional quantities of marijuana and money hidden in the vehicle. Mr. Moore was turned over to Toole County Sheriff's office for prosecution on felony drug charges.
"CBP officers are always vigilant in carrying out CBP's mission of protecting the U.S. by stopping bad people or bad things from coming into our country," said Sweetgrass port director Larry Overcast.
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.