Big drug bust at small Mich. airport
SANDUSKY, Mich. - Two Canadians have agreed to stay in jail after a valuable load of marijuana and ecstasy was shipped to Michigan's Thumb region aboard a Cessna airplane.
Windsor, Ontario-area residents Matthew Moody and Jesse Rusenstrom are accused of picking up suitcases full of drugs after the Cessna landed Friday night at Sandusky City Airport.
Border agent T.J. Emerick followed the plane in a Blackhawk helicopter, then turned his attention and spotlight on a Toyota SUV. Police on the ground caught Moody and Rusenstrom.
They appeared Monday in Detroit federal court and waived a detention hearing. There was no comment from their lawyers. The marijuana and ecstasy are worth at least $1 million. The drug-smuggling pilot escaped.
3:00 p.m. CST, November 9, 2009