Black Man Detained For Three Months After Honey Was Mistaken for Meth

Maria Perez
Aug 27, 2019 - 5:15
Black Man Detained For Three Months After Honey Was Mistaken for Meth

A Black man from Maryland was detained for 82 days in jail when the honey he was bringing into the US was mistaken for liquid methamphetamine by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents.

Leon Haughton was returning from a holiday family visit in Jamaica with three bottles of honey at around 10 p.m. on December 29. Customs officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reportedly stopped Haughton and misidentified the bottles as liquid meth.

Haughton, 45, was detained by the officers for more than two hours at the airport before Maryland Transportation Authority Police handcuffed him. The officers told him the bottles of honey had tested positive for methamphetamine in a drug field test, The Washington...

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