Maine postal employee accused of stealing drugs from mail

HOULTON, Maine — A 32-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service was arrested and charged on Monday with multiple drug offenses after police said that he stole prescription medications that were supposed to be delivered to local residents.

Houlton Police Chief Butch Asselin said Tuesday that Joey Skehan, 57, of Houlton has been charged with five counts of stealing drugs and two counts of unlawful possession of a Schedule W drug. All of the crimes took place while he was employed as a postal worker and the thefts took place at the U.S. post office on Court Street in Houlton, the chief said.

The chief said that all of the stolen medications were hydrocodone, a narcotic painkiller.

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