Two men who work for a NASCAR team have been suspended from their jobs after police arrested them earlier this week on drug charges.
According to the Huntersville Police Department, investigators seized approximately 10.5 pounds of marijuana Tuesday afternoon.
Police arrested Trevor Lysne, 40, who lives at 17126-C Formby Road in Huntersville, and Jerome Frey, 27, who lives at 279 Wiggins Road in Mooresville.
According to Lt. Ken Richardson, police received a tip indicating the drugs were being shipped via FedEx from California to Lysne’s apartment at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
The package sat outside Lysne’s apartment door until he came home at lunch to retrieve the package.
“No doubt, we wouldn’t have made this arrest without the tip,” Richardson said.
Lysne was charged with one count each of trafficking marijuana, possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling to distribute marijuana.
Frey was charged with one count each of trafficking marijuana, and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.
Lysne and Frey were released from the Mecklenburg County Jail after posting bond.
Both men are mechanics for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing. Lysne is listed as the tire changer for the No. 42 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team with driver Juan Pablo Montoya.
On Wednesday, NASCAR announced that both Lysne and Frey had been indefinitely suspended from the team for violating substance abuse policies and actions detrimental to stock car racing.
– Article from WBTV.