We can thank the United States Border Patrol for enforcing the problem at the U.S.- Mexico border, especially when there are hundreds of miles that still have no wall dividing our two countries.
Liberals love to demonize Border Patrol and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (better known as ICE) but they keep us safe from violent criminals trying to invade our wonderful country.
And a Cleveland Browns player was arrested by Border Patrol last week for this predictable reason.
Current marijuana laws in America are completely convoluted. Laws on marijuana are subject to change depending on where you’re at in the United States.
In some states, it’s still considered illegal. Other states have allowed the use of medical marijuana if prescribed by a medical doctor, but it’s still illegal.
Many other states have just decriminalized it where you would pay a small fine if caught with the substance. And states like California, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado are amongst some that have completely legalized the substance.
But it’s still illegal in the eyes of the federal government. That means it’s up to federal agencies like the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to enforce that law if they feel the need to do so.
However, although it’s legal in many states now, you can only have so much. For instance, in California you can only have up to one ounce of marijuana at a time unless you’re a state-authorized distributor.
That’s why Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Gregory Robinson is in a world of trouble because not only was he allegedly caught with 157 pounds of marijuana by Border Patrol, but he was also carrying it along state lines from California to Louisiana.
The 27-year-old and his friend Jaquan Bray hired an Uber driver to drive them from Los Angeles to Louisiana while there was allegedly 157 pounds of marijuana in the trunk without the driver’s knowledge of the illegal act.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said that Robinson and Bray were charged in a federal complaint with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession intent to distribute. If convicted, they could face up to 20 years in federal prison.
What you may not know and what they certainly did not know is that Border Patrol isn’t specifically at the border. Most people think that there are only checkpoints right at the borderline but that’s not true. There are secondary inspections miles away from the border inside the United States.
Bray and Robinson were approaching the Sierra Blanca Checkpoint Station when they were told to pull over. A Border Patrol canine dog sniffed out the illegal substance. Bray was driving and was told to park the vehicle in an inspection area.
The Border Patrol statement said, “A subsequent inspection of the vehicle by agents revealed the presence of approximately 157 pounds of marijuana inside several large duffle bags in the rear cargo area.”
The kicker too was that Bray and Robinson asked the Uber driver who again had zero knowledge of the illegal act if they would take the blame for the marijuana. The driver refused and was set free.
Robinson was the second overall pick in 2014. He was also set to be an unrestricted free agent and would’ve landed a pretty sizable contract somewhere but now he faces prison time. That’s too bad because he was about to land a huge contract.