Tourist attempts to bring marijuana, pipe into Capitol
August 1st, 2013
02:43 PM ET
12 months ago

Tourist attempts to bring marijuana, pipe into Capitol

Capitol Hill (CNN) – Note to anyone visiting the U.S. Capitol: Don't bring a marijuana pipe with you and especially don't bring the illegal substance to put in it.

U.S. Capitol Police tell CNN that a 20-year-old visitor was arrested Thursday inside the Capitol, on the way to view the House of Representatives, when officers found "what appeared to be a pipe consistent with the use of marijuana" in her bag. The search continued. Next? Officers spotted a "green leafy substance" in the bag, according to USCP PIO Shennell Antrobus.

The substance tested positive as marijuana. The tourist, identified as Bethany Joy Adams, was arrested.


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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    They never learn.

    August 1, 2013 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Sounds like Bethany Jo Adams is a couple french fries short of a happy meal.

    August 1, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  3. Ian

    Wow, I am all for legalization, but not for someone who is stupid enough to bring that shiz into the capital building.

    August 1, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "The substance tested positive as marijuana..."

    "...by Aquabuddha himself."

    August 1, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  5. Romney is STILL NOT My Hero

    Bethany Joy? Her nickname could be BJ – Give the girl a break. With a name like BJ, I'd go around with a pipe full of crack.

    August 1, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    And LOL. Dummy. Next time bring brownies or gooballs if you want to go about it in public. Geesh...did you think you were in a sane state like MA or CO? No! It's DC...home of teh crazy!

    August 1, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  7. just sayin

    how dare they interfere with her medical treatments!

    August 1, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    Do you think this marijuana is not in capital hill before? What a joke. Jobs bills would have been passed long time ago.

    August 1, 2013 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  9. Wake up People!

    Good one Romney is Still Not My Hero!!

    August 1, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Ring up another story for that series of shows "The World's Dumbest [you name it]".

    August 1, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  11. Kinard

    Maybe some of our elected officials would be better at their jobs, if they too got baked now and then. Sure wouldn't hurt.

    August 1, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  12. stevespag

    Make it legal already!

    August 1, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  13. plain&simple

    No brain,no pain! Must be libertarian.....someone check Rand Paul.

    August 1, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "Maybe some of our elected officials would be better at their jobs, if they too got baked now and then."

    Might even help with the GOP's myopia...oh wait...that's glaucoma...nevermind...

    August 1, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  15. JamVee

    How many times do I need to use this tried and true saying?

    There is no cure for STUPID!

    August 1, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  16. Lynda/Minnesota

    I don't suppose asking "what was she thinking" will get off the ground ... ?

    August 1, 2013 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  17. anonymous

    Obama doesn't obey the laws of the country. Why should this woman have to?

    August 1, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  18. S.B. Stein

    She got "smoked!"

    August 1, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  19. Steveo

    @Rudy NYC

    "I guess you never heard of East Germany, the entire eastern bloc, the cold war, North Korea, or Nicoli Kruschev."
    --------------–
    ??? What are you talking about? The Iron Curtain fell decade ago, and the Korean war ended 3 generations ago. Just words.
    ------------–
    Yet you provided as your examples, Gorbachav and Yeltsin. They are no longer in power, Rudy BUT North Korea, stil stands! My point is Russia does not trust us and have not for a long while!

    August 1, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    would she have tried if anyone else were president past. this is why tripple standards are being problems and its because of whom she thinks she is its no difference from USA citizens going into other nations because some of them think they can because of whom they think they are it doesnot work by think .

    August 1, 2013 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  21. Data Driven

    Why not? Might as well have junkies shooting up china white in there, too. Congress is The National Ashtray.

    August 1, 2013 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    and at the same time tripple standards because of makeing laws in some states that legalize pot and all states dont where as in jamica its legal and usa is in on a three way split also all the lives lost too marijuana and youth too elest not all and even highs for being more higher off mixtures with pot and gangs drug cartels killing each other murdering eachother and others but being used in all the wrong ways too produce pot plants just too pay off someones selfish self ways and the blood money too call self business off of someones lives taken and king pins being paid .if marijuana then what with it or not. she may have came from a state that passed a law too let it be done you cannot fault her then thats why rooty pooh people shouldnot be makeing laws without seeing side affects meaning just good side but the wrong sides someone in one of the governments parties is legalizeing pop why because they too are doing so .too do this while barak is president is given the set up take down plan s and more . why these issues never went into anyones presidency at these levels even cabinets are involved now in and way of gangin up but God sees all of you at all and everytime . A sound conscious would see hear know that all uncovered areas must be checked before what looks good right but is not is the keys what would harm anyone or any nation or person then when you get all this taken care of the you can do all you can too handle this and then the good comes out but applying not just lipservice do services and apply it the right ways business you can never go wrong in Jesus Christ amen glory allejuiah.

    August 1, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  23. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ Rudy NYC and Steveo
    ??? What are you talking about? The Iron Curtain fell decade ago, and the Korean war ended 3 generations ago. Just words.
    ----–
    Yet you provided as your examples, Gorbachav and Yeltsin. They are no longer in power, Rudy BUT North Korea, stil stands! My point is Russia does not trust us and have not for a long while!
    -------------------------------------------------
    You two are going to have to take this outside!!

    Hey BJ this would've never happened if you had "puffed, puffed, passed"!

    August 1, 2013 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    to legalize it has further ramifications and crimes murders increased and deaths . to not legalize it saves many from being addicts and adding too pot more drugs and those trying too make the USA addictions too the point of the majoritys its another trap tactic and plot setup and more. from some tech too illegal drugs too makeing nations become drug infested people addicted addictions running rapid because many nations not all already are and because leadership let it in outward first

    August 1, 2013 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |