A grand jury meeting in Topeka, Kan., returned the following indictment:
Debra L. Blasko, 58, Glendale, Calif, is charged with theft of mail by an employee of the U.S. Postal Service. The indictment alleges that Blasko was an employee at the Downs Branch of the U.S. Postal Service in Downs, Kan., when on three occasions in 2010 – July 2, July 5 and July 9 – she stole packages of the pain killer hydrocodone.
If convicted she faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The U.S. Postal Service investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard is prosecuting.