The Border Patrol set up a “border checkpoint” at the polling place in Houlton, Maine on Election Day 2017. Agents stole an undisclosed amount of marijuana that was being legally handed out.
It’s hard to unpack all the lies in this:
“No state law can override a federal law,” Hiebert said. “That is just the way it works. Both medical and recreational marijuana are illegal at the federal level. Users of medical marijuana are not shielded from federal prosecution.”
Hiebert said that while Border Patrol agents do not typically conduct operations away from the border, they do have the authority to stop and search anyone within 25 miles of the international boundary to question the individual’s right to be in the United States. Checkpoints, where all vehicles travelling through are similarly pulled over for immigration checks, can be conducted within 100 miles of the border. In the past, for instance, Border Patrol agents have conducted checkpoints on Interstate 95 and have checked the credentials of passengers on buses in Bangor.