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Monday, February 28, 2011

Smuggling Pot Inside a Hamburger Is a Plan Doomed to Failure

Posted By on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 3:33 PM

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The Guthrie Job Corps Center in Logan County runs a tight ship. Visitors to the center, which is a vocational and residential training facility run by the U.S. Department of Labor, must pass by security guards and face inspections before being allowed inside. So it's perhaps not wise to try and smuggle drugs in, just sayin'.

Fox 8 reports 20-year-old Jovanny Monreal, a guy whose very name should qualify him to work in independent films and not slave away at a vocational center, had a visitor the other day, one making a special delivery.

On the surface, there was nothing untoward about the visitor. He was just carrying a McDonald's bag, no biggie. But the security guard on duty suspected something was amiss, so he checked inside the bag. For some reason — we'll chalk it up to the security guard doing a very, very thorough job — he opened the burger wrapper to inspect the contents. There, beneath the bun, was something green. It was not lettuce. It was marijuana.

Earlier, Monreal forked over $80 to the guard to hand over to his visitor, a sum that probably didn't make much sense when the friend showed up with $5 or so in fast food grub.

Perhaps the Guthrie Job Corps Center has a class Monreal can take on better smuggling techniques. Or, you know, he can just Google it.

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