California man arrested in alleged marijuana-by-mail ring that led to shooting death of beloved South Carolina postal worker

Kingstree, South Carolina — In a shocking announcement this week, federal authorities linked a Santa Rosa man to a plot to traffic marijuana across the country that allegedly ended with the premeditated killing of a popular postal worker, allegedly by two South Carolina residents.

Ricky Jesus Barajas, 28, of Santa Rosa, was arrested near his home last week and is being extradited to South Carolina to face federal marijuana distribution charges, according to court records. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that Barajas was one of three suspects indicted on charges related to the killing of Irene Pressley, 64, a postal worker in Andrews, South Carolina.

Trevor Raekwon Seward, 22, and Jerome Terrell Davis, 28, both of Andrews, face charges of shooting Pressley to steal a package of marijuana from her delivery truck. They were already facing state charges related to the crime at the time of the federal indictment, authorities said.

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