55 lbs of pot found stashed in Foosball table

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 12:26:24-05

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Lewiston Bridge have busted a Canadian woman after making an unusual discovery inside a foosball table that was being transported across the U.S. border.

Around noon on Wednesday CBP officers stopped Miranda Ferron, 33, of Canada, who was applying for admission to the U.S. at the Lewiston Bridge.

Ferron told the officers that she was coming into the country to buy Powerball lottery tickets but a CBP K9 unit became interested in the foosball table in the back of Ferron's vehicle.

A closer look at the gaming table revealed 50 vacuum sealed bags of marijuana hidden inside, weighing around 55 pounds altogether.

"This is an excellent seizure that demonstrates our officers' dedication to enforcing the CBP mission and protecting the public from illegal narcotics," said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling. "Their vigilance prevented these narcotics from entering our country and reaching our streets."



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