- Associated Press - Thursday, March 14, 2019

HOULTON, Maine (AP) - The Canadian government has resolved a case against two brothers who caused a border disruption while attempting to cross into the U.S. with 21 jugs of gasoline.

Twenty-one-year-old Bailey Roy and 22-year-old Damien Roy from Nova Scotia pleaded guilty to obstruction and were sentenced to time served on Friday in a Canadian court.

Prosecutors dropped a terrorism hoax charge.

The incident unfolded last October at the Houlton, Maine, crossing when a suspicious vehicle stopped between U.S. checkpoints and Canadian. The brothers refused to communicate and were taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

A Canadian judge called the incident “stupid.”

CBC reports that the brothers didn’t have passports, but intended to drive to Mexico. They stockpiled gas because they didn’t want to have to purchase fuel.

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