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Man Attempts to Smuggle Marijuana in Mary Jane Candy Wrappers

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | June 29, 2015

Man Attempts to Smuggle Marijuana in Mary Jane Candy Wrappers

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Most people have tasted a Mary Jane candy treat at some point in their life, but one passenger trying to board a flight attempted to sneak marijuana past security by hiding the drugs inside the vintage candy’s unique wrappers.

Smuggling marijuana in Mary Jane wrappers? You can’t make this stuff up.

According to Corky Siemaszko of the New York Daily News, Gregory Murphy, 49, was getting ready to board his flight at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey when the Transportation Security Administration searched his checked bag.

TSA discovered the marijuana concealed in Mary Jane candy wrappers at around 5 p.m. ET on Friday, June 26, and the Port Authority paged Murphy. Once the Toms River, New Jersey, resident arrived to answer the call, authorities arrested him and issued summonses for possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Murphy is due for his appearance in court on July 7.

Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo told the New York Daily News that Murphy admitted to police officers that the candy-wrapped marijuana and rolling papers found in his luggage were indeed his.

This is not the wildest drug-smuggling story this month, though, as a man arriving at Miami International Airport tried to bring over two pounds of cocaine into the United States by stuffing it into fried fish bellies.

According to TravelPulse’s Patrick Clarke, the man was arrested when security noticed the varying sizes of the fish and opened them up to discover the drugs.

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