A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier and a Euclid man were indicted for a conspiracy in which they received more than two kilograms of methamphetamine from California, U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said.
Marquacia Deshawn Morris, 26, of Woodmere, and Devon Williams, 23, of Euclid, were indicted on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than two kilograms of methamphetamine. Kevin Williams, also 23 and of Euclid, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.
A package containing 2214 grams of methamphetamine was mailed from California to Beachwood on Sept. 7. Four days later, Morris, a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier, accepted the package and began her daily assigned mail route, according to the indictment.
She diverted from her daily mail route on Sept. 11 and travelled to 27020 Cedar Road in Beachwood, where she met Devon Williams. He accepted the package and transported it to 440 Richmond Park East in Richmond Heights, according to the indictment.
If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ 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.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, with assistance from the Willoughby Hills Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Seabury Gould.
An indictment 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.