The drugs were found during a pat down and were tied to a genital piercing. The local County Attorney has filed charges of possession of a dangerous drug, and now the 39 year old suspect faces up to five years in state prison and a $50,000 fine. He’s currently locked up with bail set at $30,000.
According to Google, an ounce of hashish retails for between $100 and $200, so the catch is worth considerably more than someone caught with a few grams of marijuana.
The last time TSA staff at Glacier Park airport apprehended a passenger carrying drugs was back in 2004.
I’m guessing the TSA supporters will use this as evidence that the new stricter pat-downs are effective at finding contraband. So, next time you face a secondary search, make you don’t have anything strapped to your genitals.
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