- A traveler tried to hide marijuana vape cartridges in a jar of peanut butter, the TSA said.
- Pittsburgh TSA agents said they discovered “three vape canisters” wrapped in plastic after the alarm went off.
- Travelers can carry vape cartridges in their carry-on bags if they are not “filled with THC,” according to the TSA.
Transportation Security Administration officials said a traveler attempted to hide marijuana vape cartridges in a jar of peanut butter.
TSA agents at Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh International Airport discovered the cartridges in a traveler’s checked bag after they “triggered an alarm,” a spokesperson said in a tweet.
“When an @TSA officer was investigating why the alarm was raised, three vape cans of marijuana wrapped in plastic bags were pulled from the jar,” TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said on a Thursday. tweet.
“TSA is not looking for drugs, but when they are discovered during routine screening, the police are contacted,” Farbstein added. “The traveler told officials the jerry cans were for medical purposes, but still felt he should try to hide them. Not a good decision.”
—Lisa Farbstein, TSA spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) August 4, 2022
It remains unclear whether the traveler who was caught with the marijuana was charged with anything. A TSA spokesperson did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on Sunday.
However, the agency used photos of the incident to brutally warn other travelers on social media.
“When our baggage checkers @PITairport discovered this shocking find, do you believe this passenger was in trouble. We’re going to spread this awareness across very thick!” an account for the TSA said on Instagram.
Travelers can carry vape cartridges in their carry-on bags as long as they aren’t “filled with THC, like the e-liquids in the photo,” the TSA said in the post.
“Well, don’t roast them by wrapping them in peanut butter, it’s just best to leave them at home. While our agents aren’t directly looking for those vape highs, if they’re found they should be ganja , report this to the police,” the agency said on Instagram.