Massachusetts Postal Worker Sentenced to Prison for Importing Anabolic Steroids by Mail

BOSTON – An employee of the United States Postal Service (USPS) was sentenced today on one count of importing a controlled substance.

John A. Psehoyas, 54, of Methuen, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to six months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release and 200 hours of community service to be completed during supervised release. On Jan. 4, 2017, Psehoyas pleaded guilty to importation of a controlled substance.

Psehoyas was a customer service supervisor at the Lynnfield, Mass. Post Office. From August 2014 to March 2016, Psehoyas purchased anabolic steroids, a controlled substance, from online sources and had them shipped to him from China, Poland, Turkey and Romania. The parcels were addressed to multiple addressees at various locations to avoid suspicion. Psehoyas retrieved the parcels by tracking them with a USPS tracking system.