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Williamsville father and son arrested at Peace Bridge on marijuana charges

A Williamsville man and his son were arrested Friday at the Peace Bridge after attempting to smuggle marijuana into the U.S., according to federal prosecutors.

Kenneth Francis Munroe, 60, and his son, Kenneth Philip Munroe, 30, had about 250 grams of marijuana with them, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremiah E. Lenihan. They were charged with entry of goods by means of false statements and simple possession of a controlled substance.

The father and son on Nov. 8 replied no when asked if they had any drugs or contraband, he said. However, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer smelled marijuana emanating from their vehicle, and referred them for a secondary inspection.

Officers recovered two bags of marijuana concealed in Kenneth Philip Munroe's pants, three bags of marijuana concealed in Kenneth Francis Munroe's pants, and a sixth bag under the driver's seat, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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