5 US Postal carriers in Ohio accused in pot delivery scheme

US Postal Service Mailbox (Photo WDTN/Staff)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say five U.S. Postal Service carriers in northeast Ohio are facing charges for their involvement in a scheme to deliver marijuana to a drug dealer.

A grand jury indictment handed up on Wednesday was unsealed on Monday.

All five Cleveland mail carriers face charges including conspiracy, taking bribes and distributing marijuana.

Charging documents say the carriers gave Kevin Collins their work schedules and postal routes. Collins then had marijuana packages shipped to addresses on their routes on the days they worked. The carriers would then deliver those packages to Collins in return for payment.

Collins has pleaded guilty to drug charges under a plea deal.

Two carriers have pleaded not guilty. The other three have been issued summonses.

Authorities say one carrier has resigned. Four have been suspended.

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