Yeah, what a day this guy had. Full load of pot, close to his destination, suddenly he finds himself bracketed by armed US Air Force F-16 fighter jets;
How dopey can you get? By anyone’s standards, it was a serious lapse of judgement.
A privately-owned Cessna aircraft that entered the same Los Angeles airspace as Marine One while the helicopter was ferrying President Barack Obama was intercepted by two fighter jets yesterday.
But after the small plane landed at Long Beach Airport, police then discovered it contained about 40 pounds of marijuana, a law enforcement official said.
The Secret Service said the president was never in any danger, despite the emergency procedure to remove the unauthorised aircraft from ‘restricted airspace’.
Fred Burton of Stratfor has some interesting stuff about exactly how the US President is protected when out and about;
- More Info About the Guy Who Flew a Plane Full of Pot in No-Fly Zone During Obama’s LA Visit (laist.com)
- 40 Pounds Of Pot Found On Plane Flying Too Close To Marine One, President Obama (washington.cbslocal.com)
- Pilot who flew pot through Obama no-fly zone faces charges (latimesblogs.latimes.com)