Chiropractor, Son Charged with Having Marijuana at Border

Six bags of suspected marijuana found during secondary inspection

Tom Puckett
November 14, 2019 - 4:13 pm

Peace Bridge Plaza (American side). October 17, 2018. (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A prominent chiropractor and his son have been arrested and charged with trying to bring marijuana across the border.

Federal Prosecutors say 60 year old Kenneth Francis Munroe, of Munroe Chiropractic, and his son Kenneth Phillip Munroe told a Customs and Border Protection officer at the Peace Bridge they did not have any drugs and/or contraband. However, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and referred the father and son for secondary inspection.

During secondary inspection, officers recovered: two bags of suspected marijuana, which had been concealed in the pants of Kenneth Philip Munroe; three bags of suspected marijuana, which had been concealed in the pants of Kenneth Francis Munroe; and a sixth bag of suspected marijuana, which had been secreted under the driver’s seat. Approximately 250 grams of suspected marijuana were contained within those six packages recovered from the father and son and their vehicle.

The Munroes made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer and were released.  

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