DES MOINES, Iowa, April 27 (UPI) -- The Secret Service arrested a sound engineer covering President Barack Obama's Iowa trip after marijuana was found in his backpack, Tuesday, ABC News confirmed.
The audio engineer, whose name was not reported, was part of ABC's crew covering the presidential visit. He was brought into the assignment by a local cameraman hired by ABC, TVNewser report on the Web site mediabistro.com.
The pot was discovered as the sound man and the cameraman were going through the routine Secret Service security sweep. Federal agents turned him over to local authorities, the report said.
"While we did not hire this soundman directly, we certainly regret that the Secret Service and local authorities had to waste their valuable time dealing with this matter," ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider told TVNewser.