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Border patrol seizes $10,000 worth of marijuana in Massena

A woman was arrested at the Massena Port of Entry for allegedly possessing more than five...
A woman was arrested at the Massena Port of Entry for allegedly possessing more than five pounds of marijuana.(U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Buffalo)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 3:42 PM EDT
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MASSENA, New York (WWNY) - A woman was arrested at the Massena Port of Entry for allegedly possessing more than five pounds of marijuana.

On June 4, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers encountered a vehicle driven by a 45-year-old woman.

Upon inspection, an officer noticed a marijuana-like odor coming from the vehicle.

During a secondary inspection, the woman told officers she had “medical marijuana” inside the vehicle.

Officers then discovered a cardboard box in the back of the vehicle that contained a large garbage bag with ten one-gallon plastic bags inside.

Border patrol seized a total of 5.17 pounds of marijuana and an estimated street value of $10,000.

The driver was taken into custody and was charged with second degree criminal possession of cannabis, a felony.

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