4 indicted for using postal service in multi-state drug trafficking

What better way to send a package than with the postal service?…Unless what you’re shipping is illegal. Federal prosecutors say Are Mitchell, DeAungelos Artis, Henry Wardlow and Andre Bordes trafficked at least 350 pounds of pot. Indictment papers show they used the postal service to send money to a supplier in San Francisco, California who […]

‘Operation: Wait a Minute Mr. Postman’ concludes with letter carrier, others Indicted on Drug Charges

5/18/17 A seven-month long investigation in the Whitehaven and South Memphis area has resulted in the criminal indictments of 25 people, including a postal worker, for the distribution and sale of heroin, Fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana and Oxycodone pills, Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings said Thursday. Dubbed “Operation: Wait a Minute Mr. Postman,” the investigation by […]

Former Missouri Letter Carrier gets prison for conspiracy to distribute PCP through the mail

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Kansas City, Mo., postal carrier was sentenced in federal court today for her role in a conspiracy to distribute multi-kilogram quantities of PCP through the mail. Carol Barfield, 65, of Kansas City, was sentenced by […]

Former UPS Employee Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Charges

1/19/17 BOSTON – A former United Parcel Service (UPS) employee pleaded guilty on Jan. 17, 2017, in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with his role in a cocaine trafficking organization that shipped cocaine, secreted in UPS packages, from Puerto Rico to Massachusetts. Jorge Carrasquillo-Ortiz, 41, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty to […]

Former Missouri letter carrier pleads guilty to role in drug trafficking conspiracy

Former Kansas City Postal Carrier Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute PCP Through the Mail 11/14/2016 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Kansas City, Mo., postal carrier pleaded guilty in federal court today for her role in a conspiracy to distribute multi-kilogram […]

Bronx postal worker charged with delivering cocaine on route for drug organization

6/16/2016 A two-count indictment was unsealed this week in the United States District Court in Brooklyn charging six defendants with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and/or money laundering.  Yesterday, a United States Postal Carrier assigned to the Highbridge Postal Station in the Bronx was arraigned before Magistrate Judge Viktor V. Pohorelsky at the federal courthouse in […]

California Postal Worker, Deputy Sheriff and two others charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

3/24/16 A former postal worker, former deputy sheriff and two others have been indicted in what federal prosecutors say was a $500,000 drug-trafficking operation that shipped about 200 pounds of marijuana through the mail between Northern California and York County, Pennsylvania. According to United States Attorney Yuba County, California Deputy Sheriff Christopher Mark Heath, 37; […]

Former Postal Inspector Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Possession of Stolen Mail and Marijuana Trafficking

January 27, 2016 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Quan Pham Howard, 53, of Saratoga, California, a former supervisory postal inspector who worked at the San Jose Processing and Distribution Center was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh to three years in prison for possession of stolen U.S. mail and possession with intent to […]

Postal Employee Sentenced To 12 Months In Prison For Use Of Mail To Distribute Drugs

HARRISBURG, PA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Edward Larry Kline II, age 50, of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania was sentenced today to 12 months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane in Harrisburg for attempted possession with intent to distribute marijuana. According to U.S. Attorney […]

Alabama Mail Carrier Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Drug Packages

BIRMINGHAM – A Tuscaloosa postal carrier pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to accepting bribes to deliver packages of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Adrian Gonzalez. JOCELIN LATRICE BETTS, 28, of Tuscaloosa, entered her guilty plea Monday […]