Sheilonda Smith, 49, of Merrillville, told a special agent with the United States Postal Service that the mail that Merrillville police found on Jan. 27 behind the Dollar General store in Merrillville had been assigned to her route, but she denied dumping the mail there, the probable cause affidavit states.
Smth was hired Nov. 29 and had been through the training procedures, court records state. She was on probation at the time of the discovery. Court records indicate the items of mail have not been delivered to their addresses.
The most serious of the charges is a Level 6 felony, which is punishable by six to 30 months.