STILLWATER, Okla. —
An Oklahoma State University baseball player was arrested Thursday after $35,000 of marijuana was delivered to his house, Stillwater police said.
Gabriel Weidenaar, 23, is a senior on the Cowboy baseball team. A package containing marijuana was delivered at his house at 123 S. Payne St. while Stillwater police officers dressed in plain clothes looked on, Det. Kyle Bruce said.
Former OSU football player Jarrod Fields was at Weidenaar's house when an agent with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service delivered the package, Bruce said. Another OSU student, Austin Yoder, was also there, Bruce said. All three were arrested.
Weidenaar was arrested on a felony complaint of marijuana possession with intent to distribute, and Yoder and Fields were arrested on misdemeanor complaints of marijuana possession, Bruce said. They have not been charged in district court.
Another package with $35,000 of marijuana inside was sent to OSU student Ryan Large at 4807 N. Britton Drive, Bruce said.
Large, 24, was charged Friday with unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of controlled drug without tax stamp affixed and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Each package was shipped from California and contained four pounds of high-quality marijuana, Bruce said. The drugs were vacuum sealed, packed in plastic wrap and vacuum sealed again, Bruce said.
U.S. Postal Inspection Service agents in California contacted the postal inspector's office in Tulsa and notified them of a suspicious package. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is a federal law enforcement agency. The agents in California sent the packages to the Tulsa office instead of their addressed destinations in Stillwater, Bruce said.
A Tulsa-based agent brought the packages to the Stillwater Police Department Thursday. The packages were delivered to the two addresses at about 10 a.m. that day, Bruce said.
Law enforcement officers had anticipatory search warrants, which allowed them to search the homes if the packages were accepted, Bruce said. Police searched both homes.
The return address on the packages was a Walmart store in San Diego, Bruce said, but the packages appear to have been shipped from a San Encinitas, Calif., post office, he said.
The packages were addressed to false names, Bruce said.
OSU officials are aware of the arrests.
"Weidenaar is on the baseball team but is not with the team for this weekend's series at Kansas State. The coaching staff is gathering information and his status with the team will be determined as soon as possible," OSU spokesman Gary Shutt said. "Fields was a reserve on the football team; he was a senior last season so he is no longer on the team."
Fields participated in OSU Pro Day last month.