TSA Busts Woman Pretending to Fly With Cat Litter

The box, and many more containers, actually hid pot
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2014 1:04 PM CDT
TSA Busts Woman Pretending to Fly With Cat Litter
In this Aug. 3, 2011 photo, a TSA officer discovers banned liquids in a passenger's suitcase. Presumably not 33 pounds of pot.   (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)

What to pack for that dream trip to Barbados? The TSA says one Canadian woman was short on bikinis and long on a multitude of no-nos that included two handguns, 350 rounds of ammunition, and "58 bricks of marijuana totaling 33 pounds, all artfully concealed in the boxes, tubs, and cans of everyday household products"—like Swiffer Sweepers, cat litter, and Folgers coffee. Nyesha McPherson was attempting to board a flight out of JFK International Airport on Sunday when officers found the guns and drugs, reports the Gothamist; she faces a cornucopia of charges that include criminal possession of firearms, high-capacity magazines, ammunition, and marijuana. (More TSA stories.)

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