Tweetthey are actually from canada if i am not mistaken. i know from what i have read about him he def lives and trains in canada so i would assume she does as wellOk, I found some information.
I was an attorney for many years so I'm going to give an opinion and a recommendation on how to receive a package in a way that makes it very difficult to obtain a conviction.
She is a big name in fitness or figure, her brother won the classic physique Mr Olympia recently. The house was registered to s LLC under his name, meaning there was a business being run out of the house or it was the main address for a business in which Bumstead was protecting personal assets being subject to any type of law suit, only business assets could be actionable.
I assume this business had something to do with both Christopher bumstead and Melissa and their social media presence which is very large. On her Instagram account Bumstead offers, the female one, training packages as high as $4,000 which is a lot of money for training.
She was charged with six felony counts of possession of a controlled substance. I did not look up what state this happened in but where I live this would have been a 7th degree misdemeanor possession in the 7th degree. In some states possession of any amount of a controlled substance is a felony the article did not indicate the amount of product that was in the package it just mentioned it contained masteron anavar and a couple of other things. It was shipped from Montreal Canada and if anybody knows I know because of my legal background but Canada has one of the strictest anti-controlled substance importation laws of anywhere in the World. I would never ship anything to Canada or receive anything from Canada and I don't recommend anyone else doing such.
I would have to guess, from my experience, that it was quite a large amount because what happened was apparently on September 1st a customs officer opened a package from Montreal Canada addressef to Melissa Bumstead and found anabolic steroids. Now this is the point where it gets confusing because most of the time 99% of the time that customs officer would simply seize the package and send the receiver a seizure letter which I know many of us have gotten. That's what leads me to believe it was a large amount, more than an amount for personal use. Although the lack of a conspiracy to distribute charge makes me hesitant to say that for sure. Although charges can be added, indictments can be handed down at any time after arrest they may have just initially charged her with possession with the intention of more investigation that would lead to a later distribution or conspiracy distribute charge. I would be very, very surprised if it was a small, personal amount that this customs officer would go to the lengths he did which was to call Homeland security which informed the county Police who then made a controlled delivery and then an arrest. That's a lot of manpower, a lot of hours and a lot of money if it was a few bottles.
Now, everybody should know this. Anytime you receive a package either domestic or international the first thing you should do is in a sharpie magic marker right on the package in bold letters return to sender. Do not open that package for 2 to 3 days. If anybody is going to come they're going to come within that time period. In this article it actually says that they tested bumstead's hands which proved she opened the package meaning she is screwed she's going to either have to plead guilty to something or go to trial there's really no way to explain it.
Now if you write return to sender on the package and do not open it it doesn't matter if they come and try to arrest you they will still make an arrest, there's enough probable cause to make an arrest. What people don't understand is an arrest means nothing, nothing at all. What you want to avoid is a conviction. Taking that simple precaution makes a conviction almost impossible to get unless they have other surveillance, other evidence that you don't know about. That situation would be if you are a distributor of the product and a large package was intercepted at customs and that triggered and investigation into what you were doing which is usually what happens. The investigation involves surveillance to make sure, before they make an arrest, they have proof that your distributing the substance and enough evidence to prove that at trial. In that case even writing return to sender on the package it does not guarantee you anything because they have other evidence.
If you're just a user like myself and most of us taking this simple precaution is the difference between just being arrested for possession or whatever charge they come up with if you don't open the package. Technically it's not possession if you don't open the package. A conviction which is what needs to be avoided would be difficult to 8mpiddible to obtainn without other evidence.
Most likely in a case where you did not open the package and you wrote return to sender on the box you will be arrested, you will usually be let go RoR on your own recognizance the next day, then the case will just go away because they'll be nothing to prosecute on. If you open the package and when they come in your bottles are sitting right on the table the package is open they're going to arrest you, they're going to charge you with either possession of a controlled substance as a felony or a misdemeanor depending on what state you're in and possibly conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance which is always a felony in every state. That's a huge difference in circumstances. To simply not take that small precaution that I always take does not make a lot of sense.
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