FedEx Screws Up Illegal Drug Shipment
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On October 15, 2014, Harris County sheriff’s officials in Texas reported that three people have been arrested, after a FedEx package containing illicit drugs was delivered to the wrong address. The unintended recipient opened the box and found cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. The resident notified authorities.
Instead of the FedEx package full of drugs they were expecting, a Texas trio received an unwelcome visit from the police. Search of the premises unearthed approximately $100,000 worth of drugs, described as “a hodgepodge of cocaine, heroin, LSD, steroids, assorted prescription drugs and a whole bunch of guns,” including an AR-15 rifle with a full 30-round clip and a military-grade night scope. Scales, baggies and other drug paraphernalia were also found at the scene.
This led to the arrests of Michael Taylor, 45, Leslie Peck, 32 and Stephanie Adams, 30. They are charged with drug possession with intent to deliver, as well as other drug and weapon-related offenses. Michael Taylor was reportedly arrested last November for the possession of a controlled substance. This is a seventh arrest for Leslie Peck.
Stephanie Adams reportedly admitted to using meth when the sheriffs arrived, while her 5-year-old child was sleeping in another room. The child is now in the custody of Child Protective Services.
Earlier this year, FedEx was indicted by the government for delivering prescription pain pills, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs and other controlled substances for illegal Internet pharmacies. The shipping giant was charged with 15 counts of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and misbranded drugs, which carries a potential fine of twice the gains from the conduct, alleged to be at least $820 million. FedEx vowed to fight the charges, stating that it should not be responsible for the contents of the 10 million packages it transports on a daily basis. The company also expressed its belief that policing customers would violate their privacy.