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Airport Pot Bust: Ex-Philadelphia Mayoral Sam Katz Candidate Cited for Marijuana

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    Former Philadelphia mayoral candidate Sam Katz was fined after trying to go through airport security while possessing marijuana Thursday morning. (Published Friday, Oct. 21, 2016)

    Authorities cited documentary filmmaker and former three-time Philadelphia mayoral candidate Sam Katz after finding small amounts of marijuana, said Philadelphia Police.

    A police spokesperson told NBC10 told authorities found marijuana on Sam Katz Thursday morning at Philadelphia International Airport.

    Katz said he was heading to Florida for a weekend fishing trip, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer. He said he hasn't smoked marijuana in years and thought he would do so again.

    "This will not go down as one of the smart moves I've made," Katz told Philly.com.

    Katz said he put marijuana in his suitcase and that federal Transportation Security Administration officers found it as he passed through security. He said the officers seized the marijuana and gave him a $25 ticket. He also missed his flight and had to make alternate travel arrangements.

    Katz ran for mayor in the 90s and early 2000s.