facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

12 pounds of pot checked as plane luggage

May 21, 2008 at 4:57 PM   |   Comments

SACRAMENTO, May 21 (UPI) -- Authorities in Sacramento said a woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to smuggle 12 pounds of marijuana onto an airplane.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said Rachael Ann Wilson, 29, allegedly hid the cannabis in coffee cans in two cardboard boxes that were checked at the US Airways ticket counter, KCRA-TV, Sacramento, reported Wednesday.

However, Transportation Security Administration officials said one of the boxes was too large to fit into an X-ray machine, so it was opened and the pot was discovered.

Wilson was arrested on the Georgia-bound plane before takeoff and was taken to Sacramento County Main Jail. Her arraignment in Sacramento Municipal Court has been scheduled for next Tuesday.

Topics: Ann Wilson
© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Stripper mom of missing child tells cops: 'I have to get on stage'
2
Florida mayor demands police remove man who refused to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
3
Florida woman's search for fido lands her in jail
4
Cash-strapped Chinese man gets caught in money machine
5
Gamers 'prank' each other by calling in real life SWAT team, webcam captures fallout
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback