Four men, including a father-and-son pair, were arrested in Buffalo after airport authorities found a whopping 120 pounds of marijuana stashed in their luggage, according to police and a new report.
The men — who were flying from Sacramento, California — were arrested after their American Airlines flight landed at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport Saturday night, The Buffalo News reported.
Transit police reported receiving a tip from law enforcement in Sacramento about a possible “large amount of marijuana” on an inbound flight.
An officer responded with a K9, who sniffed out the six suspicious bags, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police said.
Acting on a search warrant, officers found that the packages held marijuana worth about $400,000.
Father and son Deon Burnett, 52 and Deon Burnett Jr., 18; as well as Jacari Brooks, 18 and Kevin Tucker, 49, all of Buffalo, were taken into custody, according to the News.
Each is set to be arraigned April 6 at Cheektowaga Town Court on a charge of first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a class C felony, the paper reported, citing the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.
A photo released by police shows investigators, along with the K9, standing with the stash of marijuana.
“We want to acknowledge a job well done by our Detective Bureau and K9 Zev!” authorities said.