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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. Post Office Manager and Two Letter Carriers Found Guilty of Bribery and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) post office manager and two letter carriers were convicted Friday after a week-long jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on one count each of conspiracy to commit bribery, bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana as a result of their roles in a scheme to use their positions at the USPS to deliver hundreds of pounds of marijuana to individuals in the District of Columbia in exchange for cash. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division made the announcement.

According to the evidence presented at trial, Deenvaughn Rowe, 48, of Odenton, Md., was the Acting Manager of the River Terrace Post Office. Rowe used his USPS computer to track packages containing marijuana mailed from the West Coast to the Lamond-Riggs Post Office in Washington, D.C. The packages were typically addressed to fictitious individuals or non-existent addresses. The evidence at trial revealed that once the packages arrived at the Lamond-Riggs Post Office, Rowe would coordinate the delivery of the packages with Lamond-Riggs Post Office Letter Carrier Kendra Brantley, 32, of Washington, D.C., and Carrier Technician Alicia Norman, 39, also of Washington, D.C., by cell phone and text message. The evidence presented at trial showed that once the packages of marijuana arrived at the Lamond-Riggs Post Office, Brantley and Norman would load the packages into their postal vehicles, and,, in coordination with Rowe, deliver them to individuals they met on the street in exchange for cash.

Norman will be sentenced September 12, Brantley on September 15 and Rowe on October 2, before the Honorable Tanya S. Chutkan, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The postal service needs to be shut down. Its been one of the most corrupt, money pit for the last 4 decades, this swamp definitely needs to be drained

Anonymous said...

Fire them, jail them and deny all retirement benefits.

Anonymous said...

The postal service is in the same company as the veteran administration. What vital function do they play in today's delivery system. The only customer they have us amazon and they only use the postal service because they got a deal that actually costs the postal service money to honor.

Anonymous said...

Tons of small packages of marijuana go through the mail every day. Most are delivered, even when they're discovered because of how much of a paperwork headache it is to turn it in to the Feds, who then have to do even more paperwork to log it in, investigate it, report on it, then destroy it and report on it again.

Anonymous said...

Even tho USPS is not efficient, wasteful, UNIONIZED, and left in the dust by email, some people and businesses still use and need it.

I doubt if there will ever come a time when it is totally dissolved.

Anonymous said...

Postal service is obsolete, literally nothing but junk mail delivery. Let them go, move on

Anonymous said...

It is supported by Amazon and advertising (junk) mail. 95% of what is delivered to me goes in the trash. The county could save a ton of money by delivering tax bills by email or at minimum allow people to opt-in to receive tax bill electronically.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should keep USPS and get rid of junk mail

Anonymous said...

The only problem with so-called junk mail is that the USPS doesn't charge the proper postage for it.
If they would simply charge the corporations the same rate they charge you and me, then the USPS would be in good shape financially. It is this ridiculous discount given to the corporations that harm the operating efficiency of the USPS.

Regarding marijuana, if it were legalized as it should be to enable human freedom again, then there would be no need to "search" our mail. The people should demand PRIVACY again from the Federal Government and all of its agencies. We are not treated like the sovereigns that we are in God's eyes.

Anonymous said...

The postal service is and has been for decades an outright clusterfu**. They aren't in the business to make money, they are supposedly a not for profit organization. Why should continue to bail them out when they give these discounted rates to mailers. The tragedy is the relentless dispersion of bonuses to middle/upper management. They are literally as bad as the daily operations of veterans administration.

Anonymous said...

If pot were truly legal, I'd get to grow it in my yard without post office help, unless Burpee was sending me some seeds!