Four Alabama postal workers indicted for distribution of marijuana

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that four employees of the United States Postal Service were indicted for various crimes in connection with the distribution of marijuana.

On November 27, 2018, Unterria J. Rogers, a 33 year old resident of Mobile was indicted in two cases for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute quantities of marijuana, use of a communication facility to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana, distribution and possession with intent marijuana, use of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and embezzlement of packages from the U. S. mail entrusted to him for delivery.

On November 28, 2018, Devon Donald, a 26 year old resident of Mobile was indicted for conspiring to embezzle packages from the U. S. mail entrusted to him for delivery and embezzlement of six packages from the U.S. mail entrusted to him for delivery.

On November 28, 2018, Shambria Hill, a 25 year old resident of Mobile was indicted for conspiring to embezzle packages from the U. S. mail entrusted to her for delivery and embezzlement of three packages from the U.S. mail entrusted to her for delivery.

On November 28, 2018, Sade Martin, a 26 year old resident of Mobile was indicted for conspiring to embezzle packages from the U. S. mail entrusted to her for delivery and embezzlement of five packages from the U.S. mail entrusted to her for delivery.

“Most postal workers are honest and conscientious about their work and they would never become involved in the kinds of crimes that these four defendants have been charged by the Grand Jury,” United States Attorney Moore said. “The citizens of this district should not have to worry about whether the U.S. mail is being compromised and particularly by employees of the U.S. Postal Service. We take this kind of alleged conduct by Postal Service employees very seriously and I appreciate our law enforcement partners who aggressively investigated these cases and brought them to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.”

“The U. S. mail has a wall of protection around it. When postal inspectors discovered this scheme, they reached out to their law enforcement partners to start a multifaceted investigation that culminated in these indictments,” said Inspector in Charge, Adrian Gonzalez, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Inspector in Charge Gonzalez went on the say, “along with federal agents of the Postal Inspection Service and the U. S. Postal Service/ Office of Inspector General (USPS-OIG), personnel from the Alabama State Bureau of Investigations, Customs and Border Patrol Air and marine Operations, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, and Homeland Security Investigations converged to conduct a series of intensive investigations, complex surveillance, and make arrests to defend our communities and their USPS mail service.”

Christopher Cave, Special Agent in Charge, USPS-OIG also commented saying that, “the federal indictments obtained are indicative of the hard work of our special agents who vigorously investigated this narcotics scheme. Our office along with our law enforcement partners will continue to aggressively pursue these investigations. Our agency will remain vigilant and strive to maintain the sanctity of the mail.”