41-year-old Luxury Real Estate Agent Rachel Leigh Mays is free on a $25,000 bond after investigators discovered a FedEx package being delivered to her contained 2 kilos of the hallucinogenic and psychedelic drug DMT. A TBI Special Agent went undercover as a delivery person and Mays accepted the package. Her Werthan Mills loft was then raided.
U.S. Customs & Border Protection Officer Russell Clutter selected a FedEx package for a more intensive exam as it went through the Memphis facility on May 20th. The package, from Jhonattan Ribeiro R. Montes Claros of Brazil, listed its contents as “natural body paint”. Inside, he located four clear plastic bags of a reddish substance which were tested by a lab and returned a positive result as DMT (N-DIMETHYLTRYPTAMINE), which is often used as a recreational drug, because of its psychedelic and hallucinogenic properties.
The recipient of the package was Rachel Leigh Mays, who is a “luxury real estate agent” with Music City Experts. Special Agent Elizabeth Tayes from the TBI was chosen to complete the delivery in an undercover capacity to Mays’ address in the Werthan Lofts in North Nashville. Mays took possession of the package and re-entered her residence after the delivery was complete. A short time later, a search warrant was executed on the residence, which resulted in the seizure of the 2 kilograms of DMT from the controlled delivery, a Glock 48, a 9mm pistol, marijuana, and various other items of drug paraphernalia.
Rachel Leigh Mays was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on drug possession and firearm charges just after 2 p.m. on May 26th. Just after 8 p.m., she was released after posting a $25,000 bond. She has a hearing scheduled in early June.