Federal prosecutors said a Greenville County man shipped 1,000 pounds of marijuana through the mail.
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Columbia said Friday that 37-year-old Andre Eaddy of Simpsonville pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
According to the release, Eaddy worked with others in California and Colorado to send marijuana back to South Carolina, where he later sold it. Prosecutors said Eaddy coordinated to transport kilogram quantities of marijuana for distribution in South Carolina.
Eaddy admitted making monthly trips, often with others involved in the scheme, to deliver large amounts of money in order to secure the purchases. He would then have those purchases mailed back to South Carolina, to addresses associated with himself or various individuals.
Investigators said Eaddy shipped over 1,000 pounds of marijuana into South Carolina. During a search of his home, they found a Keltec 9mm handgun, a Nodak Spud LLC rifle, a Taurus Judge .410 pistol, and a large amount of ammunition
The maximum penalty that Eaddy can receive is an $8 million fine and/or life in prison.