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Man detained for nearly 3-months after bringing honey from Jamaica

Posted: 8:59 AM, Aug 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-03 14:33:12-04
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ANNE ARUNDEL, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man visiting Jamaica decided to bring back some honey from his favorite roadside stand and was jailed for months on the false assumption he was smuggling methamphetamine.

Leon Haughton was arrested last Christmas when a drug-sniffing dog alerted to his bag at Baltimore's airport.

Repeated lab tests showed no drugs in the honey, but because Haughton holds a green card, it was either jail or potential deportation until his federal detainer was removed.

He spent 82 days behind bars for honey.