Two Murfreesboro men charged with shipping large amounts of methamphetamine to New Zealand


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – The Department of Justice announced Thursday that two Murfreesboro men have been charged with intent to distribute a mass number of drugs in New Zealand.

According to a statement from the DOJ, Steven Weaver, 50, and Jamie Woods, 37, were arrested by federal agents on Wednesday and charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute drugs by the prosecutor. US General for Middle Tennessee.

According to the indictment, 18 packages destined for various addresses in New Zealand were sent between June 25, 2019 and July 9, 2019. Each of these packages contained approximately 1,400 grams of methamphetamine packaged in boxes of mix to cake and labeled “Birthday Gift”.

Law enforcement was able to intercept nine of those shipments, which contained more than 10 kilograms of methamphetamine, the statement said.

Two of the packages were traced to the Middle Tennessee State University mailroom. Video footage from MTSU assisted in the identification of a vehicle and the subsequent identification of Weaver and Woods.

The investigation also led to the arrest of several suspects who were part of a major drug trafficking organization in New Zealand, the statement said.

Several law enforcement agencies participated in the nearly 2-year investigation, including the US Postal Service, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security. Both men face 10 years to life in prison for these charges.

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