CHAMPLAIN – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Champlain Port of Entry discovered multiple forms of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) bi-products that included oil, spray, capsules and marijuana that were hidden in a false compartment in the bottom of a Pringles can.

According to a news releases, while performing a trunk inspection of a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old U.S. Citizen on June 20, a CBP officer discovered a container labeled as “THC honey.”

The THC honey weighed a total of 105 grams. Further screening resulted in the discovery of a Pringles can located in the subject’s backpack. CBP officers noticed anomalies with the can and further inspection led to the discovery of a false bottom within the can.

A total of 59.5 grams of THC oil, 25.3 grams of THC spray, 21.5 grams of marijuana, and 13.6 grams of THC capsules were discovered within the can.

“These items are still illegal at the federal level and our officers work diligently to ensure they don’t make it into the United States and our communities,” Port Director Steve Bronson said.

“It becomes challenging as people continue to try to find innovative ways to hide these illegal substances from our officers, but our officers are up to that challenge and continue to work diligently to enforce the laws of the United States.”

The subject was taken into custody and processed by CBP officers.

After initial CBP processing, the subject and all evidence was turned over to the New York State Police to face charges.

TICONDEROGA — A Ticonderoga woman was charged with a felony here June 23, according to the Ticonderoga Police Department.

A press release said that Tammy Snyder was charged with disorderly conduct, a violation, resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and obstructing government administration, a felony.

She was sent to Essex County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond.

Snyder is set to reappear in Ticonderoga Town Court at a later date.

CHAMPLAIN — Just over $76,000 of fur coats were confiscated at the border crossing here June 12.

When inspecting a shipment of 16 fur coats coming in from Canada, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found that they lacked the required documentation for transport and contacted U.S. Fish and Wildlife, according to a Customs and Border Protection press release.

Fish and Wildlife determined the furs were mink, fox, chinchilla and sable.


LEWIS — A State Trooper’s vehicle collided with a motorcycle here June 27, a State Police press release says.

Trooper Rusty L. Renn was on duty driving a marked State Police vehicle west on Stowersville Road when he attempted to turn left into the Lewis police barracks’ driveway, the release said.

He allegedly failed to observe an oncoming motorcycle traveling east.

The motorcycle, operated by Lewis man Jerome P. Gay, 43, struck the passenger side of the patrol vehicle, according to the release.

Gay sustained injuries to his right ankle and left shoulder, while Renn and a passenger he was transporting from an unrelated incident were uninjured.

Gay was initially transported to CVPH, the release said, before being brought to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt.

The crash remains under investigation.

— By Staff Writer Ben Watson and Editor Joe LoTemplio

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