In what sounds like a story out of Breaking Bad, a former Clemson and Citadel college baseball player had almost $2 million in cash and property seized from a South Carolina farm; assets that came from the sale of drugs.
Bradley Lewis Felder — the 27-year-old former college baseball player — and his friend Everette “Rhett” Carter Berry accepted guilty pleas on charges, which included conspiracy to possess and intent to distribute molly and 50 kilos of marijuana. He was listed as an outfielder for the 2012 Clemson Tigers baseball team, as well as a player on the Citadel’s team during the 2008, 2010, and 2011 seasons.
The DEA began investigating the two in 2013, for importing and selling high-grade marijuana and molly in their local South Carolina counties. Felder was importing the weed from northern California and the molly from an unknown location and source in China. He, according to the charges, rented multiple houses and apartments to accept the shipments of molly, and paid friends in cash and/or weed to accept those packages.
In February, Felder led agents to his family farm in Bowman, South Carolina where they dug up a bag containing around $1.7 million in cash.
Felder and Berry face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and fines up to $1 million.