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UPDATE at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015: The TSA confirmed the incident. See more below.

Dear travelers: Don't put your pets through the carry-on X-ray machine at the airport, even if they have a half-dozen balloons of heroin in their little tummies. 

A man (or woman, see below) learned this lesson the hard way sometime after 2:30 p.m. at LAX today. (No drugs were involved, just a feline.)

He/she put his/her cat through a baggage X-ray and apparently went on alone through passenger screening. People went apeshit and tweeted about it, as was first reported by Gawker.

LA Weekly