Man caught with drugs tied to his genitals faces five years in jail

A passenger trying to get through the security checkpoint at Glacier Park airport in Montana was arrested when TSA staff caught him trying to transport ten grams of hashish.

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.

[Photo from Flickr/striatic]