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Two Former FedEx Drivers convicted on drug charges

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Posted at 7:52 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 11:07:01-05

Two former FedEx drivers were doing more than just delivering packages while working.

A federal jury convicted 41-year-old Christopher Fitzgerald and 42-year-old Rashard Smith for their roles in a cocaine distribution conspiracy. The pair shipped multiple kilograms of cocaine across the country.

Prosecutors said they were able to use their FedEx positions to set up fake accounts and ship the drugs.

"This was a very well organized and planned out operation. They decided which packages to use, which routes to use," said Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Margaret Sweeney.

Fitzgerald's sister, Chiquita Anderson, was also convicted for allowing the two to use her home to store drugs and money. 

We reached out to FedEx for a statement on the verdict. Jim McCluskey with FedEx responded.

“FedEx does not tolerate the use of its network for illegal purposes and acts quickly, aggressively and responsibly in such matters.  We cooperated with authorities in their investigation of this case and are pleased with the verdict.”