He was subsequently arrested.
“Security screening at our airports is vital to keeping citizens safe,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. “By using his credentials to bypass security with backpacks of contraband, the defendant allowed what he believed to be drugs and weapons on board commercial flights. Public safety is a responsibility we take seriously, and our office will continue to prosecute those who are endangering our citizens.”
Norris faces life in prison plus 40 years as a maximum sentence for the two federal counts of attempting to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute for which he has been charged. A $15 million fine is also possible, federal authorities said.
He is scheduled to go before a federal magistrate judge on June 12 at 1:30 p.m., for a bond hearing.