Nurse Bringing Weed From Canada To Detroit Is Essentially In Jail
This is what we in the business call using your powers for evil and not good.
The Canada-U.S. border is closed for non-essential travel because of Covid-19.
Healthcare workers are deemed essential. And thus allowed to cross back and forth. And you would think without much hassle as long as you have the proper paperwork.
If you're going to try to use this means of crossing the border for nefarious activities, say like transporting marijuana, you might want to make sure the 150 pounds in your trunk don't stink to high heaven.
A Canadian nurse has been charged with sneaking more than 150 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. by using her medical credentials — including a work badge from Henry Ford Hospital — to cross the border into Detroit, which is only open to essential travel because of the COVID-19 crisis. (Freep)
Apparently while trying to cross last Thursday, things appeared to be going ok. She had left Canada, crossed the bridge, made it to the US checkpoint, paperwork was in order, but...there was an odor.
150 pounds of even the best vacuum sealed bags tend to do that.
They asked her to pop the trunk and the rest is "you can't make this stuff up" history.
To make matters worse (and I know you saying to yourself, international transportation of drugs while using your medical credentials in a time of pandemic is pretty bad), this is our nurse's 2nd time at bat with the border officials and marijuana.
According to court records, in 2007, she was cited by CBP for possessing 5.8 grams of marijuana at the border. (Freep)
Arrested, on administrative leave, and if convicted could face up to 20 years in federal prison.
The next essential employee she is going to need is a lawyer.