From what I have read online and in the paper, it seems that Amtrak's "California Zephyr" is not a safe way to transport illegal substances, such as marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine to name a few.
The Zephyr runs from Chicago to San Francisco and back. A popular trend among law enforcment,is to wait at designated Zephyr stops with the intent of locating illegal substances on board.
K-9 units usually accompany the officers, performing "free air sniffs" around luggage and passengers. It has been noted that passengers that act "suspicious" or "nervous"are often the first passengers they come in contact with.
Im just tired of reading in the paper (Illinois) about people getting busted at the Amtrak stop. I know its not brand new news, but people need to wake up and get educated! Its not worth prison time for taking a shortcut cross the country!
Hopefully someone out there thinking about boarding the Zephyr, sees this thread and thinks twice about something they bring onboard.
*And for a fact, I know in Galesburg Illinois (one of the stops before Chicago) usually, if not always has a
K-9 unit waiting. Most of the passengers they bust come from California or Colorado!*
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