TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Two cruise passengers are accused of bringing more than 100 bags of marijuana on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy ship, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida.
The complaint said Michael Quesenberry and Savannah Minami brought approximately 71.9 kilograms on a Jan. 11 sailing from Miami to Southampton.
Law enforcement officers said they found 56 vacuum-sealed bags containing “a green, leafy substance” in Quesenberry’s luggage after a drug-sniffing dog detected it.
The affidavit said law enforcement officers conducted a field test on the substance, which tested positive for marijuana.
Quesenberry “claimed that this marijuana was for personal use and that he had a medical marijuana card back in California,” an affidavit said.
The complaint said investigators initially found Quesenberry and Minami together in a “passenger room,” however, Minami said she didn’t know Quesenberry before meeting him at a bar on the ship so law enforcement officers let her go.
Law enforcement officers said they later caught up with Minami at a bar and escorted her back to her room after finding the bulk marijuana in Quesenberry’s bag. Officials said they searched Minami’s luggage and also found 56 vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana in it.
Investigators said the…