Pubdate: Fri, 05 Jan 2001
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald (TX)
Copyright: 2001 Waco-Tribune Herald
Author: Tommy Witherspoon, Tribune-Herald staff writer


A Texas State Technical College student who received a special
delivery package containing 20 pounds of marijuana last year is on his
way to prison.

Kelly Wayne Money, a 23-year-old computer science student at TSTC,
pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of more than five pounds of
marijuana within a drug-free zone. Judge George Allen sentenced Money
to seven years in prison during a brief hearing in Waco's 54th State
District Court. Money, who has previous felony convictions for
burglary of a habitation and theft, was arrested in February near his
home on the TSTC campus after he received a United Parcel Service
package with about 20 pounds of marijuana inside.

What Money didn't know was that the parcel was delivered by an
undercover narcotics agent.

Prosecutor Mark Parker said UPS officials in San Antonio detected the
marijuana at their offices and alerted narcotics officers. An officer
posed as a UPS employee and delivered the package to Money, Parker

The package was not addressed to Money but was sent to his address on
the TSTC campus, Parker said. Police reports indicate that Money
signed his name "K. Johnson" and took possession of the box.

Officials valued the marijuana at $11,664, according to court

A short time later, Money left his house and was pulled over by
officers on Air Base Road. He told them that he left the box at home.
Money said he had agreed to accept the package for someone named
"Tony," whom he said was going to pick it up and give him an ounce of
marijuana for his trouble.

Officers decided to wait to see if Tony would show up. They arrested
Anthony Stephan Loadholt, 22, who police say came to Money's house
with cocaine in his possession. Loadholt has been indicted for
possession of cocaine.

"The moral to this story is, and people need to know, that if you try
to deliver drugs and ship them through a delivery service, there is a
very good chance that you will get caught," Parker said.

Possession of drugs in a drug-free zone, which includes college
campuses, increases the potential minimum prison term from two to
seven years, Parker said.
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