Via the Post and Washington Business Journal, we learn that Metro Transit Police are gearing up to conduct random bag searches of Metro users. The searches, Lena Sun writes, will extend to “backpacks, gym bags and any other containers that riders carry with them onto the bus and rail system.”

When will they start? “While the inspections themselves will not necessarily take place today, police have been trained and are ready to start immediately, officials said.”

Also, if you’re going to bring your weed on Metro, you probably don’t want to put it in your bag. Fair be warned: “If transit police find illegal items such as drugs, the item will be seized and the person will be arrested.”