Man Stopped With 12 Marijuana Pounds in Luggage at Airport

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This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 07-14-17 Deputies responded to the California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport in Mckinleyville for a report of an airline passenger attempting to board a commercial flight with a large amount of marijuana.

Once on scene deputies contacted Michael Mogensen (36 years old) of Arcata.

Prior to deputies’ arrival TSA had located 12 one pound bags of processed marijuana in Mogensens checked baggage. The marijuana was seized as evidence and Mogenson was issued a citation for transportation and possession of marijuana. Mogenson was then allowed to board the flight.

This investigation will be forwarded to the DEA and the FBI for possible prosecution.



  • Wonder if they were headed for Nevada?

  • Thank you very much and have a nice day. somebody from the DEA or FBI will be in touch. Please don’t leave the country. Have a nice flight.

  • Thatsauceisboss

    Only in humboldt will they cease your luggage filled with lbs and then proceed to let you on the flight…only thing that would have been better is if it said he was booked and released in time and still made the flight!

  • Taurus Ballzhoff

    Only 12 lbs, just go on home…
    And we will keep your $2500 worth of products.
    WHAT a silly guy!

    • Minimum…12000 in product…and where he was going probably double that…but I just don’t get what in the,what in the hell happened here… Lol he is 36,,,,,,who does this…wtf..lmao…

    • It be more then that they are like 600 a piece well that’s the out door so it be more then 2500 unless it’s just cheaper out there

    • Taurus Ballzhoff

      Who’s getting 1000? By November, $200!

      Will I be thinner if I lose weight in pot pounds?

    • 12 lbs $2500 pretty cheap must have been untrimmed and free I guess.

  • Oh my God so ridiculous!!! At least arrest him for being an effing idiot

  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    Dust from that marijuana could have escaped the packaging, causing the pilot to become high on marijuana, and crash the plane.

    He should spend 5 years in prison for every person on that plane he endangered, and never be allowed within 6 miles of an airport.

    These marijuana junkies only care about getting stoned and don’t care about harming others.


    • Blah blah blah

    • Someone should do that to you for all your ridiculous anti Cannabis as well as Anti Everything comments!!!

      • Dan, it’s not worth responding to their comments. They’ve admitted on at least two other threads that their posts are “satire”. The person is an admitted troll and is only posting to provoke reaction.

        It’s masturbation for them. Best to ignore and definitely best not to respond.

      • Just peabrain right wing nuts doing their ignorant thing:
        “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people,” former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman told Harper’s writer Dan Baum for the April cover story published Tuesday.
        “You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities,” Ehrlichman said. “We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

    • I was on the plane. We are all fine. Don’t be so dramatic.

    • Hey HBC, don’t forget they need that green cabbage too! It’s not just about smoking their weed. Many people on this blog don’t understand some of your views or ideas, but some of us do! Sometimes you crack me up!

      • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

        Next thing you know they’ll catch that guy smuggling 707 shirts, stickers, pit bulls, and trying to bring a Toyota with an ez cloner in the bed on a plane!

        Is there no end to this lettuce madness?

        Enough is enough already!

        • I quite agree, why don’t you GO AWAY on a permanent vacation… to Mexico!!!

          • CHUMP’S gonna drink his booze. As the debate over marijuana legalization continues in the United States, a new study suggests that smoking cannabis is about 114 times safer than drinking alcohol.
            In fact, alcohol was found to be the deadliest drug on an individual level, at least when it comes to the likelihood of a person dying due to consuming a lethal dose. Heroin and cocaine were the next most deadly substances, followed by tobacco, ecstasy, and meth. Trailing up the rear was marijuana. Alcohol is NOT more deadly than Meth.

        • Team C.H.U.M.P.

          Time to recruit, devil lettuce won’t go away on its own. Grab your back pack sprayer and your hazmat gloves so the toxic lettuce canabinoids don’t destroy your penal gland. Some where a t-100 with a pit bull named sativa is trying to board a plane and escape the coming wrath of the community. We are fed up and sick from the fumes of the ungodly grows. Enough IS enough.

          • ‘don’t destroy your penal gland’. I think ‘penal’ has to do with prisons (same root as ‘penalty’. I think you mean penile. If you’ve got one, you should learn the right name for it, not for reasons of grammar but because you wouldn’t want to say ‘yes’ to something that might change your life considerably.
            Probably spell check. speaking of devil’s work, spell check is a big one. Funny at times but not-so-funny others.

            • Team C.H.U.M.P.

              Sorry, the penal system and the pineal gland are both getting destroyed. Not so funny at all.

              Maybe you can give me a lesson on what a penile is.

            • Pineal Gland:
              Of the endocrine organs, the function of the pineal gland was the last discovered. Located deep in the center of the brain, the pineal gland was once known as the “third eye.” The pineal gland produces melatonin, which helps maintain circadian rhythm and regulate reproductive hormones.

        • Go easy on me HBC, I just sprayed my tomato soup all over while I was reading your comment above.

          I’m working on a special design for a quick release ladder so all the horticulturists that drive big Dodge Grow Dozers can get out of their trucks easier. Many of them are very little guys once they get out of their trucks. Once I get this ladder finished, I think I’ll also try to come up with some type of fold down seat booster, so they can see better over their steering wheels. This might help to keep them on their own side of the road, which would make it safer for everyone.

          You know not everyone found gold during the gold rush. Some found their gold in offering supplies and services to the miners. Any investors out there for some of these superb ideas? I’ve also got a great design for a slick board that would be great for some mud boarding during the winter break. Let me know!

          • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

            Thank you for your community responsibility in working towards safer roads.

            May I suggest you call the ladder The Cannabis Creep?

            Also here is a video that may be help for the movement, particularly in hydro shops:


            • You’re all internet trolls. It’s the “peneal” gland in the brain

              • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

                Nothing better than a glass of pinot noir and drone that can spray Garlon, nothing better I tell you, well maybe watching the national guard busting the grow down the road while watching through binoculars!

              • The internet trolls all agree, it is not “peneal”. It is correctly spelled, “pineal”. That’s one Dan missed.

          • ding ding ding! winner!

            it was the people who ran the general stores and sold supplies who became rich.- and all those shovels and gold pan’s – to miners,
            can you see those miners knee deep in the mud or half frozen in the snow and icy rivers, exhausted, frustrated, horrible backaches, and maybe too tired to even imagine that there were plenty of others very willing to come up behind them and clobber them over the head with a shovel and steal their gold dust. horrible way to earn a few bucks.

            then see the store owners – closing shop for the night to sit by their hearth, eating a warm meal of meat and tatters nice and warm, relatively safe and oh so comfortable.

            yea, i’d rather be a shop keep.

            • Team C.H.U.M.P.

              The gold rush is a bad comparison, your chance of striking it rich was based on your claim of land and the presence of gold. Lazy devil lettuce growers with very little to no skill have been almost guaranteed an excellent profit. I’m most cases much more than any store would make. There are way more grower millionaires than shop owners.
              Most grow shops owners In Humboldt are or have been growers.

          • 😂😂😂

    • junkie can take on any form not just drugs people sometimes get extremely and violently hooked on there own views words and expressions –

    • It’s about the $$$$$s.

    • Best ever! And so incredibly true They don’t call it devil’s lettuce for nothing!

    • Get em chump

    • Cannabis needs to be decarboxlyated (by burning or cooking) before it gets you high.

      • So if you eat a bud you won’t get high? Hahahahah lettuce heads never fail to amuse me. Sad thing is they actually belive that! Cilantro will ruin your brain!

        • The Ostrich Hunter

          Eating a green bud that hasn’t be decarbed will produce minimal, if any, psycoactive effect on a person. And dust? C’mon man…

          But since they refuse to do actual research with cannabis and all I can provide are anecdotal tidbits, I’ll step aside and just shake my head at the foolishness that abounds.

          • Eating just one bud will make you steril and violent, within 24hrs your teeth will start to fall out and you will start feinding for human flesh and nazi memorabilia, psychosis sets in and the feind will never be the Same. Endangering the whole plane to a fate like that in inexcusable.

    • I don’t think so so your saying u can be around bud An not smoke it An get high that’s some bullshit u know that it’s just bud

    • Dust? I guess it wasn’t vacummed sealed but just thrown in the suit case?

    • Haha haha. Your a comedian aren’t you??

  • You are just crazy you need to seek mental health your comments are just ridiculous

    • Team C.H.U.M.P.

      A lettuce head speaking about mental health, your Alzheimer’s will be so bad you will be the one seeking treatment.

  • Wow, allowed to board!! So,like,oh well try again?WTF. I think anywhere else someone tries to smuggle drugs on a plane,they cuff them,and stuff em!

  • Why board the plane? His connect doesn’t want to see him if he doesn’t have the goods.

  • My brother tried that out of the Portland airport back in the 90’s. Only an ounce, or less. We were on our way to Alaska for a fishing trip. They took his weed, issued a citation, and let him continue on to Alaska. Later he spent some time cutting brush along side the highway.

  • Well at least he was smart enough to put it in his luggage. 12 pounds is a lot to put up your keister, cudos for not goin that extra mile!! Why the TSA issues gloves and teaches the slide and glide technique.

  • Veterans friend

    36 years old? Oh man. That is so stupid.

  • What the fuck were YOU thinking??????

  • Would he be allowed to board with 12 bottles of whiskey in his luggage?

  • Is there a difference between “Marijuana Pounds” and regular pounds?

    • no, still 16 ounces.

    • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

      Marijuana pounds weigh 465 grams, whereas regular pounds weigh 454 grams.

      • AH! OK, thanks for clearing that up.

      • Hey HBC you sure do know a lot for such a hater. What did you get badly busted a while back, converted to Jesus and turned over a new leaf? Nah… Hmmm… I think so! Lol all sarcasm aside lol lol!

        • Watch South Park. Randy Marsh as the Worlds Greatest troll: Skankhunt42. I don’t read the CHUMP but I see him at the computer glass of wine in hand 30 hoop houses out back.. trolling and yukking it up.. he’s having a blast.

      • 448 in a real lb
        454 in a mmj lbs farmer lbs

  • This poor guy get caught, and 1,000s just like him go on without problem. Just another round in the silly game of cannabis whack-a-mole. More waste of police and court resources all billed to the taxpayer.

    It’s absolutely clear that Cannabis is in wide general use throughout the United States. Whether or not cannabis is legal does not seem to make much of a difference regarding popularity and consumption. It’s perfectly clear that cannabis is much safer than booze. The only open question is who will profit from the sales of cannabis, organized crime and criminals, or legitimate business with regulation and Taxation?

    FBI estimates:

    * 100 BILLION dollars in illegal recreational cannabis sales every year here in the United States and all that money goes to criminals and organized crime.

    * 30 BILLION is lost in potential tax revenue.

    * 15 BILLION is wasted on the capture and persecution simple cannabis consumers.

    Legalization solves all these issues and puts organized crime out of the cannabis business.

    • Read the DEA’s seizure stats! Aside from easy hippies w weed and psychedelics… they’re not doing a fucking thing!

    • Team C.H.U.M.P.

      Devil lettuce profits don’t belong in any hands. Especially the government that lets our community taken over by criminals. 100 billion in the hands of the crooks that take from drug producers.

  • De-criminalization PERIOD is what needs to happen!!! Not just the half assed law that passed last election!!!

  • Y’all are getting taking for a ride with Honey Dew Chump. He’s F’ing with you. Its called sarcasm. Clearly

  • Yes its Humboldt….but,this is stupidity on an elite level..weed is not legal to the feds and trafficking is taken pretty seriously…its funny for now til he is in front of a magistrate fed judge…he’s fucked…and I’m speaking from experience… Your golden as long as you stay off feds radar…#1 rule…get it radar…ha ha…poor guy…smh

  • Wait till Session’s and the FBI get done with his ass. Probably folks still in for federal for an once from 10 years ago.

  • Who has the weed now?

  • I haven’t talked to my friend Picky Pea yet to see what he would say…. but I wonder how many times this guy has flown out of mckinleyville with poundage before? Had a payoff scheme with local TSA that soured? Probably not his first time.

  • Greenrush Is Over

    This is the Michael Mogensen from Janes Rd in Arcata? A very quick internet search shows him as being from Tennessee by way of Boone, North Carolina. His age? Okay Ill go with this rush to assumption- he’s a stupid greenrusher. CA market is gone so he tried something desperate- fly it back home. Must be last years outdoor. Or terrible dep B grade. Now he’s way screwed. Idiot greenrusher!! He should stay there, hide out till it blows over. Have an idiot friend pack up his crap and mail it back to his family. Stay back east, feds will grab you here!

    • Team C.H.U.M.P.

      We can only wish the blight of the green rush were over. The “everyman grower”, “hillside pimps” ,”outa state buyer baller” “one good year” “blowing it up”, “crush n 707” “g-vill killin it on the hill”. “B-grade bro” This was all just the first wave. The green rush is in full expansion. The sheer scale of what’s to come will bury us in devil lettuce profiteering.

  • Sleepy Alligator

    The fact that so many of you believe the Feds will give a shit about this 12lbs just shows how clueless you are!

    • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

      There is an aircraft involved, though.
      It’s a known fact that marijuana growers are planning another 911.
      Marijuana growers are still high off the first 911 they were behind in their master plan of creating a Marijuana Caliphate.

      The fact that.a lettuce head is boarding a plane with enough lettuce to bring down the plane is scary! I wonder how many other lettuce heads were stopped that day around the country.

      I salute The TSA for stopping this terrorist before he could realize his dream of using the plane for another 911.

      Shame on marijuana growers and may The Marijuana Caliphate be stopped.

      • Sleepy Alligator

        As usual you just spew a bunch of nonsense, but I do have to give you credit for being so creative with your nonsense. Please don’t take those to be words of encouragement.

        • Team C.H.U.M.P.

          With the incompetent HCSO in charge you can guarantee more luggage with pounds were over looked. Only to be mistakenly picked up through will-call by mothers with young children.

          • Sleepy Alligator

            I hope for this 12 lbs they discovered 1000 lbs made it thru.

            • Team C.H.U.M.P.

              1000pounds of maxsea grown sprayed with pesticide/fungicide and then smoked.
              You hope it got through so pre teens can destroy their future generations DNA. If they are lucky they will forget all about it when they get Alzheimer’s from the toxic metals that were inhaled. You won’t need to forget because you didn’t care in the first place.

          • Careful “Team C.H.U.M.P.”, you woke up the “Sleepy Alligator”! You know how cranky they can get when you threaten their proverbial nest!

  • Cannabis prohibition is a stupid waste of police and court resources and taxpayer funds!!

    Cannabis is COMPLETELY LEGAL in California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Washington DC!

    28 US states have legalized cannabis for “medical use”. Uruguay and Jamaica are now completely legal, Canada will go fully legal in 2018 and Mexico is moving forward toward full legalization.

    According to FBI statistics:

    100 BILLION is spent on illegal recreational cannabis annually in the USA and all that money currently goes to criminals.

    30 BILLION is lost in potential tax revenue.

    15 BILLION is spent enforcing draconian cannabis laws that make no sense and destroy people’s lives daily.

    Data from the Center for Disease Control shows that cannabis is much safer than booze or tobacco!!

    Legalize, regulate and TAX!

    • Sounds like the typical lettuce fiend excuse, satans sage will suck the life from the innocent and draw the fluids of the non users, until all is left is the wretched hollow eyed dregs prostituting for their fix, there’s a reason it’s a schedule 1 drug, as soon as the scraling soul steps on a commercial plane with lucifers wheat he is committing a felony no matter the location.

      • Team C.H.U.M.P.

        That’s the end game agenda, we are trying to stop it. Purchase your drones now there is still time before the fall harvest.

      • There are a lot of alcoholics on this site. Alcohol make you senile before your time, you can tell them right off the bat by looking for ole leather face with 2 brain cells spewing about how cannabis is the devil’s lettuce.

  • Team C.H.U.M.P.

    Yep, we should destroy our communities with addiction so the corrupt government can funnel cash into their bottomless pockets. Great idea.

    • we ARE destroying our communities with addiction. i witness it everyday surrounding me.

      METH turns humans into soul-sucking vampires with no qualms with shooting his brother or his neighbor, to meet his needs.

      the flip side?
      HIV, crack, cocaine, meth dropped into those there by those of wealth & power who are into those communities where the citizens might not be the worker bee’s of our society, or live a life that goes against what the powerful deem as depraved.

      i am a pot head & advocate of herb for 45 yrs.
      in my entire life i’ve not seen lived torn apart and shredded by herb. i’ve not seen herb spread like a plague or making we regular joe’s turn psychotic and create criminal thinking sociopathic mind sets as a rule.

      and no, i’m not a grower. i’m not an investor. i don’t even sell grow supplies. i’m just an old retired pot head after living a productive and wonderful life.

      go figure.

      • Team C.H.U.M.P.

        Then you haven’t been watching the new generations of teen dab heads destroy their short term memory and cognitive thinking. Meth zombies will be least of our worries once the globalization of high potency devil lettuce extraction is in full swing.

  • Must have been a politician or government official lol

  • LMAO! How high was THAT dude?!

  • Team C.H.U.M.P.

    Lettuce heads do these kind of things. They are careless and destructive from the high levels of cannabinoid toxins in their system.
    If Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is going to do any good for our community he needs to come NOW to help stop this snowballing epidemic. Please help us rid the over abundance of this plant and its toxic secretions.

  • The problem I see in this article is the T.S.A. not the man or the marijuana or the police. This government agency is not needed. We free people can have our own security with out the government being involved.

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