2 Arrested In 'Meth-By-Mail' Operation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two people have been arrested in an alleged “meth-by-mail” operation.
Metropolitan Nashville Police Narcotics detectives intercepted a package from California that contained 5.6 pounds of methamphetamine. The package was addressed to the FedEx Office store on West End.
Police said the seizure was one of the largest drug busts in recent Nashville history.
Detectives then dropped the package, containing less than a pound of the meth, off at the store and set up surveillance.
A man entered the store to pick up the package, and then got into an SUV being driven by a woman. Police allowed the pair to drive a couple of blocks before stopping them.
Police arrested 49-year-old Jeffrey Grammer and 35-year-old Deanna Conners. Inside the SUV, police also found $12,612 in cash and a black bag containing red phosphorous, which is used in meth manufacture, along with small baggies containing meth residue.
Both were charged with conspiracy to commit felony drug offense, promotion of meth manufacture, and possession with in a drug free school zone. The arrests were made within 1,000 feet of the University School of Nashville.
Police said the pair had planned to take the drugs back to Bells, Tennessee, for distribution.
Their bonds were set at $257,000 each.