The epidemic is spreading. Oklahoma State baseball player Gabriel Weidenaar was arrested Thursday after accepting delivery of a package containing $35,000 worth of marijuana. Former OSU football player Jarrod Fields and another student were also arrested.
The packages were mailed from California and shipped to false names. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service marked them as suspicious. Police were waiting with search warrantswhen the package was accepted.
Each package was shipped from California and contained four pounds of high-quality marijuana, Bruce said. The drugs were vacuum sealed, packed in plastic wrap and vacuum sealed again, Bruce said.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service agents in California contacted the postal inspector’s office in Tulsa and notified them of a suspicious package. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is a federal law enforcement agency. The agents in California sent the packages to the Tulsa office instead of their addressed destinations in Stillwater, Bruce said.
Weidenaar faces felony charges of marijuana possession with intent to distribute. He was second-team All Big 12 in 2011.
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