Canadian facing charges in marijuana smuggling attempt


three:49 pm EDT, Tuesday, September 1, 2020

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Canadian man is facing charges stemming from an try to smuggle 226 pounds (102.51 kilograms) of marijuana into the United States from Canada in the town of North Troy, federal prosecutors stated Tuesday.

The court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Burlington stated two Border Patrol agents had been watching a spot in the woods along the Vermont border with Quebec at about 7:45 p.m. Monday when they very first heard and then saw 3 guys carrying massive backpacks.

When the guys had been about 40 feet from the agents the suspects dropped the backpacks and ran back toward Canada.

The Border Patrol agents pursued the subjects. Following identifying themselves as agents, 1 agent fire a taser that incapacitated a suspect later identified as Scott Allen Cameron, the Border Patrol stated.

Cameron complained of nausea and he was treated and released from the North Nation hospital in Newport.

Prosecutors filed a motion Monday asking that Cameron be held till trial.

It could not promptly be determined if Cameron has an lawyer.

There was also a marijuana smuggling incident in the very same region on June 22, according to court papers.

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