Duron Harmon’s vacation to Costa Rica went awry on Friday, as the Patriots safety was detained by authorities at Juan Santamaria International Airport when he tried to enter the country with approximately two ounces of marijuana and other accessories, per a report from La Nación, the national newspaper of Costa Rica.
Harmon was detained around 2 p.m. central on Friday after local authorities found 58 grams of marijuana hidden in a can of iced tea in his suitcase. Harmon also had “three pipettes with marijuana oil, one confection of THS and four glass containers containing compressed marijuana,” per a translation of the Nación report.
It is unclear if charges were filed, but Harmon was barred from entering the country and sent back to the United States.
“We are aware of the situation involving Duron Harmon Friday night in Costa Rica,” a Patriots spokesman said in a statement. “He has since returned to the U.S. and we are seeking to gain more information. At this time, we have no further update.”
This is Harmon’s first off-the-field issue since joining the Patriots as a third-round draft pick in 2013. He has played in 79 of 80 games in five seasons (15 starts), and in 2017 he had a career-high four interceptions.