Former Ohio letter carrier sentenced to prison for trafficking cocaine

A Cleveland Heights woman was sentenced to more than two years in prison for trafficking cocaine.

Rayvonna Taylor, 28, worked as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in Cleveland. Between August 2015 and May 2016, she facilitated the delivery of approximately 20 parcels containing cocaine.

Taylor was assigned to various routes on days when the narcotics parcels were delivered. She provided addresses on her route that parcels could be addressed to, then diverting those parcels to a drug dealer in exchange for money, according to court documents.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vasile Katsaros following an investigation.