It’s always nice getting something in the mail; however it’s not a good idea to have 10 lbs of meth delivered to your house.
Officers with the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team suspected that packages containing methamphetamine were being shipped by U S. Postal Service from California to 41-year-old Christopher L. Meister of Joplin.
Working with a postal inspector,investigators used a Joplin Police Department K-9 to sniff the latest package when it arrived Monday. When the dog detected narcotics they obtained a search warrant.
After the package was delivered to Meister, and he accepted it, the Jasper County SWAT team descended upon the house on West Belle Centre Road in Joplin. SWAT found not only drugs, but also an assault rifle, other weapons and a large amount of ammunition.
Inside the delivered and signed for package were 10 smaller, cellophane wrapped packages containing 4,798 grams or approximately 10 pounds of methamphetamine.
Meister is being held without bond in the Greene County Jail after being arrested on a federal meth trafficking charge.