15-Year-Old Caught With Pot at Dulles

By Shani O. Hilton
|  Thursday, Aug 16, 2012  |  Updated 1:07 PM EDT
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Caught at Dulles Customs

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We can't blame the Dulles Customs and Border Protection officers for bragging a bit about catching a teenager who concealed marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a cereal box.

In a release, the office notes:

The boy arrived on a flight from France shortly before 7 p.m., and was referred for an agriculture secondary inspection after declaring he was carrying meat sausage. Generally, meat products from Europe are prohibited from importing to the U.S. unless certificated by the U.S. Department Agriculture.

During the secondary inspection process, a CBP agriculture specialist noticed that a cereal box in the traveler’s luggage felt unusually heavy. Further examination revealed that, instead of a nutritious breakfast, the cereal box concealed a white medical kit that contained marijuana and various drug paraphernalia.  The amount of marijuana totaled 3.6 grams or 0.13 ounces.

At first blush, this doesn't seem like all that much weed -- but research (OK, googling) suggests that a single gram can make 2-3 cigarettes.

So, yeah, we can imagine he was pretty bummed to lose his stash. And probably even more bummed to be charged with posession.

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