Half Of Drug Carriers At Tn. Airport Released

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Travelers caught with illegal drugs at Nashville International Airport are allowed to go free without arrest about half the time, The Tennessean reports. Airport screeners and police have found an increasing number of people with illegal drugs – a side effect of searches for weapons, bombs, and other illegal items that ramped up after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Chief Duane McGray of the airport's Department of Public Safety said officers were using more discretion as the intense bag searches continue and his officers encounter small amounts of marijuana. McGray would prefer that his officers be available . . .

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