Package containing meth shipped from California to Memphis

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Three people are facing drug charges after a package containing two pounds meth was shipped to a house in Frayser.

The bust happened November 8 in the 1700 block of S. Sutton Drive.

Earlier in the day, investigators seized a package containing two pounds of meth that was bound for the Sutton Drive address, according to a police affidavit. A detective then posed as a parcel delivery driver and took the package to the home.

A man named Antonio First, who was the recipient named on the package, answered the door and accepted the package, police said.

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Investigators then executed a search warrant and located First inside the home. He told authorities he got scared and threw the package in the attic, which is where is was found.

While searching the home, police found three loaded guns; one wedged in a recliner, one in a kitchen cabinet, and another in a couch cushion in a bedroom.

Antonio First told officers he was receiving the package for his cousin, Eric Dennis, according to the affidavit. He said police could find first waiting down the street in a black Ford Fusion.

Investigators found the car parked a few houses down the street. Two people were inside the car. They were identified as Eric Dennis and Bineka Thompson, according to the affidavit.

Inside the center console, investigators located a shipping receipt for a package from Torrance, California that was dated 11/6/17. It had the same tracking number as the package that was delivered to the home.

Police also found $5,000 in cash and marijuana in the vehicle.

Antonio First is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, deliver and sell – and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

Eric Dennis is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, deliver and sell – and possession of a controlled substance.

Bineka Thompson is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, deliver and sell.

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