#SpecialDelivery: When a postal inspector does a personal delivery, you know you’re busted. That’s exactly what happened to Dr. Joseph Rochelle (32), a well known socialite in the Nashville gay scene, on Thursday when 201 ecstasy pills & 8 grams of MDMA were delivered to his house via the good ole U.S. Postal Service.
Here’s how it happened. On March 1, 2018, MNPD was contacted by Homeland Security Investigations, Special Agent Bradley Gant, concerning an International parcel that was intercepted containing (201) ecstasy pills and 8 grams of MDMA, 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. The parcel was going to 902E Cheatham PL to Joseph Rochelle (LinkedIn).
On March 8 (Thursday), MNPD was working in conjunction with Special Agent Bradley Gant with Homeland Security Investigations and Inspector David Wilson with the United States Postal Service on the delivery of a schedule I narcotic (ecstasy). Detectives applied for an Anticipatory Search Warrant for the residence.
At approximately 12:20 pm, the United States Postal Inspector David Wilson delivered the parcel containing (201) ecstasy pills and 8 grams of MDMA, 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, to Joseph Rochelle at 902E Cheatham PL. When the Defendant Joseph Rochelle took possession of the parcel he was detained and advised his Miranda Right’s. The Defendant states the pills didn’t belong to him, but the last time he ingested ecstasy was last Friday in Miami at a party.
Rochelle was charged with ‘Poss.w/int.-Sch.I’, a felony, and posted a $10,000 bond via Rader. He will appear in court on 03/23/2018. This is his first criminal charge in Nashville, but certainly not his first night filled with party favors, according to his instagram feed.
One hour after bonding out, he posted an update to social media saying “Phone broke. I’ll be back once it’s replaced”. Broke sure is a funny way of saying ‘in the property room of the police department”