Friday, February 17, 2012

Jackass Violates Presidential Airspace Cordon with Forty Pounds of Reefer

by David Downs
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 7:03 AM

President Obama was in California for a series of fundraisers Thursday, when a small plane carrying about forty pounds of pot wandered into a no-fly zone near the President and Los Angeles Airport. According to a statement from NORAD : "Two F-16 fighters under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a general aviation aircraft in the vicinity of Los Angeles shortly after noon today, MST."

The fighters scrambled out of March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California in response to a temporary flight restriction violation by a Cessna 182 aircraft over Los Angeles.

"After intercepting the aircraft, the F-16s followed it until it landed without incident at approximately 12:30 p.m. MST, where the plane was met by local law enforcement."

On the ground, law enforcement officials found seven kilos of marijuana. The plane had taken off from Santa Maria, CA. Its destination, and pilot remains undisclosed.

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