Man Arrested For Honey

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Leon Haughton was arrested and jailed because customs officials confused his honey for drugs. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Aida Rodriguez, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT:

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“A Maryland man spent nearly three months in jail after US Customs and Border Protection agents at Baltimore's airport thought honey he had brought back from a trip to Jamaica was liquid meth.

Leon Haughton told The Washington Post that he was jailed for 82 days after officials at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport alleged that the three jars of honey were actually meth on December 29.

Twenty days after his arrest, a state police lab determined that the honey, which he bought at a roadside stand in Jamaica, was in fact honey, not methamphetamine. And so the felony drug charges were dropped. But he remained in jail because, as a green card holder, the felony charges had triggered an immigration detainer.”

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Aida Rodriguez

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Aida Rodriguez


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