Ohio postal worker charged with opening mail that contained Oxycodone

A criminal information was filed charging an employee of the U.S. Postal Service for opening a package that contained Oxycodone, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Barbara Wright, 49, of Martin, Ohio, was charged with one count of theft of mail matter by an officer or employee.

uspsoigIf convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigating agency in this case is the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Tracey B. Tangeman.

An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.