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Canadian loses border pass privilege with his arrest

A 58-year-old Canadian citizen living in Niagara Falls, N.Y., lost his pass privileges to cross the border between the two countries today with his arrest by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field agents on marijuana charges at the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge in Niagara Falls.

Peter Lelievre was ordered out of his car when a canine ”officer” alerted agents to an odor in his vehicle.

Officers found a small bag of a green leafy substance in Lelievre’s shoes, and he voluntarily took a bag containing three small plastic containers of the substance from beneath his clothing. Field test confirmed that all the questionable substances were marijuana and he was arrested on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of marijuana. He was turned over to Niagara Falls Police.

Lelievre was a participant in the easy bridge pass NEXUS program but his privileges were immediately revoked upon his drug arrest.