A marijuana cigarette and pills used to treat ADHD landed a traveler a $500 fine at BWI Airport.
The passenger flew into Baltimore from Reykjavik, Iceland and had to go through a secondary examination by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office.
During the search, CBP officers found and a marijuana cigarette containing approximately 0.9 grams of marijuana, as well as two non-prescribed Adderall pills.
The traveler was released after paying a $500 Zero Tolerance Narcotics Penalty and was not criminally charged for the incident.
“Possessing narcotics, even in small amounts considered for personal use, remains illegal and travelers face severe consequences, from costly civil penalties up to, and including, possible arrest,” said Dianna Bowman, CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Baltimore.
CBP officers seize an average of 7,910 pounds of drugs a day across all 328 U.S. ports of entry nationwide.
“It is Customs and Border Protection's mission to keep illicit drugs out of the United States, and CBP officers are central to that mission. This seizure is a direct reflection of our commitment to enforcing all federal laws and regulations,” said Casey Owen Durst, CBP’s Field Operations Director in Baltimore.