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A woman traveling with her mother from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) this week wanted to bring her stash with her on their flight. She stuffed the marijuana into an adult diaper and wore it through the security checkpoint (so that her mother would be unaware of the weed she was carrying). This plan might have sounded good in her mind, but she set off an alarm and it was discovered by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents during a patdown.
A @TSA checkpoint scanner alarmed on a woman’s groin, resulting in a patdown. Turned out that the woman had pot concealed in a diaper she was wearing at @LGAairport. She was traveling with her mom and was attempting to hide it from her by putting it in a diaper. (Bad strategy.) pic.twitter.com/7NYEHfcdwT
— Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) October 27, 2023
TSA Spokesperson, Lisa Farbstein, posted yesterday that this “bad strategy” did not work out. Agents called the police. They let her go after disposing the marijuana and the woman made her flight. Although, cannabis is legal for recreational use in New York and adults can possess up to three ounces, it’s illegal under federal law to bring it onto a plane and then travel interstate or internationally.
While the TSA does not specifically search passengers for illegal drugs (including marijuana), if they are found the agency must contact local authorities. They have the jurisdiction to decide what should be done. For marijuana, there are amnesty boxes at multiple US airports like Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).
Anthony’s Take: Trying to conceal marijuana in a diaper is not the brightest idea. Since there was no further legal issue, I’m assuming the woman trying to conceal the pot was over age 21. If that’s the case then it’s time to grow up and not try to hide the fact that you like a little weed from your mom.
(Featured Image Credit: @TSA_Northeast via Twitter/X.)
(H/T: Paddle Your Own Kanoo.)
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