Kentucky postal worker sentenced to prison on federal drug and theft charges

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Updated September 13, 2014: According to court records, Sherry Jo Justice, 53, of Pikeville, was sentenced Tuesday to serve nine months in prison and three years of supervised release in connection with the crimes.

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A former Pike County postal worker has pleaded guilty to charges of misappropriation of postal funds and selling or distributing oxycodone.

According to court documents, on Tuesday, Sherry Jo Justice, 52, of Pikeville, pleaded guilty to the charges, and faces a maximum prison sentence of 10 years on the postal funds charge and a maximum sentence of 20 years on the oxycodone charge upon sentencing, set for Aug. 13.

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