$250,000 Worth Of Marijuana Seized At Buffalo-Area Bridge
Someone is definitely having a bad 4/20! U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the Port of Buffalo seized a quarter of a million worth of marijuana at a Buffalo-area bridge. The 106 pounds of cannabis were located in a commercial shipment, which was found at the Lewiston Bridge. The marijuana has an estimated street value of $250,000.
On Monday, April 18, 2022, officers selected a commercial shipment for an extra examination. The shipment was manifested as "foam scrap." The truck and its trailer were subjected to a non-intrusive examination. After some abnormalities were found, the truck was taken to a dock for a further search. A Customs and Border Protection canine, trained to find narcotics, focused cardboard boxes inside the vehicle and alerted human agents about the possibility of marijuana.
Officers then conducted a physical inspection of the truck's cargo. They found vacuum-sealed bags of cannabis hidden within three boxes.
Acting Buffalo Port Director John Madsen said,
I am proud of the dedication and vigilance of our CBP Officers assigned to the Port of Buffalo that prevented this illegal contraband from hitting the streets of our communities.
Today is 4/20, a date marijuana users consider a holiday. The origins of it are a bit shaky, but according to Time,
The most credible story traces 4/20 to Marin County, Calif. In 1971, five students at San Rafael High School would meet at 4:20 p.m. by the campus’ statue of chemist Louis Pasteur to partake. They chose that specific time because extracurricular activities had usually ended by then. This group — Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich — became known as the “Waldos” because they met at a wall. They would say “420” to each other as code for marijuana.