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Man posing as disabled person allegedly found to have marijuana in wheelchair

Wheelchair seized with marijuana hidden under seat A 19-year-old man posing as a disabled person was allegedly found to have five pounds of marijuana stuffed under the seat of a wheelchair at the San Ysidro border crossing, U.S. authorities said Monday.

The suspect, Donte Jonae Damas, looked nervous when a drug-sniffing dog approached him at the port of entry’s pedestrian processing area.

The dog alerted customs officers, who allegedly found the marijuana tightly wrapped in three packages under his seat, authorities said.

Damas is an able-bodied U.S. citizen, officials said.

“He didn’t need the wheelchair,” said Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "It was just a ploy to distract the inspectors."

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Photo: Wheelchair seized with marijuana hidden under seat. Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

 
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snoop>training day.

One of millions of cartel soldiers getting caught.

In the 1970s scientist and our government realized the medical value of the marijuana and tried to make a pill.
But they discovered that the synthetic form of the plant was not as effective as it was in it’s natural form and discontinued the making pill.
While they were acknowledging the medical value of the plant, officials decided to keep it illegal.
Making the plant an object of warfare.
Doctors approve it, Scientist have proved it, yet many in power disapprove.

maybe he was to high to walk it thru...

Medical marijuana? Obviously he USED to be disabled, but now is cured!

I smoke about .5 lbs a day so now I'm cured :). Duh


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