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Postal worker takes money from drug dealers to deliver drugs on her route

By Mason White 12:58 PM May 1, 2017
Post office r(illustration)
Post office (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

A postal worker was arrested and fired from her job for taking bribes from dealers to deliver drugs on her route.

Federal agents arrested 53-year-old Evelyn Price of Deerfield Beach, Florida, after it was discovered that she was knowingly delivering drugs.

According to authorities, an unidentified man handed money to Price, in exchange for stopping at a target address on her mail delivery route.

The man addressed the parcels containing illegal narcotics to that address. He also wrote a predetermined name.

The plan was that when Price delivered mail and she came across a package for the predetermined name and address, she would redirect that parcels to a person at another address, investigators said.

Price was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and bribery of a public official. Her bond was set at $50,000.

Police have been dealing with an increasing problem of people having drugs shipped to other people’s addresses.

Authorities said that the suspects wait for the delivery service get there.

However, in some cases, homeowners have found the drugs before the intended target arrived and the packages were handed over to police.