Was Cessna pilot who buzzed Obama buzzed himself?

Posted on February 17th, 2012 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , .

CaliforniaTwo Air Force fighters on Feb. 16 intercepted a private Cessna that entered the same Los Angeles airspace as Marine One—the official presidential helicopter, with Barack Obama onboard. Police discovered about 40 pounds of cannabis in the plane after instructing it to land at Long Beach Airport, a law enforcement official anonymously told the Associated Press.

The Secret Service said the president was never in any danger. However, North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) said it scrambled two F-16 fighters from March Air Reserve Base in Riverside county to intercept the Cessna. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesperson said the agency's Homeland Security Investigations unit questioned the pilot, who has been turned over to Long Beach police and remains in custody. He will face local prosecution, ICE said. (AP, Feb. 16)

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