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A terminally ill Houma man, previously pinched for selling meth out of a trendy hotel in New Orleans’ Central Business District, is again facing a federal drug charge after his California suppliers sent him meth through the mail, according to court documents.

A federal grand jury indicted Shawn Jaccuzzo, 43, on a charge of conspiracy to possess and distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. His alleged suppliers, Angela Weaver, 43, and Chance Weaver, 30, both of Cypress, California, were indicted on the same charge.

The indictment, filed in the Louisiana’s Eastern District, was unsealed Thursday after the arrests of Angela and Chance Weaver.

Jaccuzzo, awaiting sentencing on a meth conviction from earlier this year, was caught after U.S. Postal Service investigators on July 2 alerted the Drug Enforcement Agency to a suspicious package bound for Houma, prosecutors said in court documents. The address matched Jaccuzzo’s, which was on file with federal authorities from his previous conviction.

After a drug-sniffing dog keyed on the package, agents brought the parcel to Jaccuzzo’s house where he admitted it was his and opened it in the presence of investigators, according to the court document. Inside were two ounces of meth.

Court documents do not specify how authorities were able to trace the package back to Angela and Chance Weaver.

After Jaccuzzo was arrested and his pre-trial release revoked, he was admitted to a Houma Hospital under the supervision of U.S. Marshals. He had recently been diagnosed with cancer and another, unspecified, potentially terminal illness, his lawyer said in a motion requesting Jaccuzzo’s mother be allowed to visit him at his bedside. Doctors have given Jaccuzzo a 10-20 percent chance of survival, his lawyer said.

Weaver has previously admitted to selling meth that he received through the mail.

In May 2013, Weaver put the word out to customers that he was “stocked up and ready for business,” which he was conducting out of the Royal St. Charles Hotel in the CBD, according to a criminal complaint filed against him in the case.

After federal agents raided the hotel room, they found 87 grams of meth, which tests later revealed to be 98 percent pure. Agents also found one and a half gallons of 1,4 Butanediol, a drug similar to GHB, an intoxicant used both recreationally and as a “date rape” drug.

Jaccuzzo and a boyfriend, Matthew Bourg, both pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Durring the course of the investigation in that case, Jaccuzzo told DEA agents that he received as many as two deliveries of meth from California each week via a parcel service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/10/court_documents_terminally_ill.html

 

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