- A traveler tried to hide marijuana vapor cartridges in a peanut butter jar, the TSA said.
- Pittsburgh TSA agents said they discovered “three vapor canisters” wrapped in plastic after the alarms went off.
- Travelers can bring vapor cartridges in their carry-on bags as long as they are not “thickened with THC,” the TSA said.
Officials from the Transportation Security Administration said a traveler tried to hide marijuana vapor cartridges in a peanut butter jar.
TSA agents at Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania discovered the cartridges in a traveler’s checked bag after it “raised an alarm,” a spokesman said in a tweet.
“When a @TSA officer investigated the cause of concern, three marijuana vapor containers wrapped in plastic bags were pulled from the jar,” TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said Thursday. tweet.
“TSA does not search for drugs, but when they are discovered during a routine screening, they contact the police,” Farbstein added. “The traveler told officials the canisters were for medical purposes but thought he should try to hide them. It was not a good decision.”
—Lisa Farbstein, TSA spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) August 4, 2022
It remains unclear if the traveler caught with the marijuana was charged with anything. A TSA spokesperson did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on Sunday.
The agency, however, used photos of the incident to issue a cheeky warning to other travelers on social media.
“When the officers check our bags @PITairport discovered this horrifying find, you believe this passenger was in a critical condition. We will be spreading this awareness far and wide!” an account for the TSA said Instagram.
Travelers can bring vapor cartridges in their carry-on bags as long as they are not “filled with THC, such as the e-liquids pictured,” TSA said in the post.
“So don’t get burned packing them in peanut butter, it’s better to leave them at home. While our officers aren’t directly looking for these high vapors, if ganja is found they should report it to law enforcement,” the agency said on Instagram .