Massachusetts postal worker gets 8 months in prison for selling cocaine on the job

Boston – A former United States Postal Service employee was sentenced today on charges stemming from his involvement in a drug conspiracy.

Sean Williamson, 42, was sentenced by Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. to eight months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release with the first eight months to be served on home confinement. Williamson pleaded guilty in April 2012 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and five counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine. Williamson is a former Postal Service employee who worked out of the Somerville Post Office.

Williamson, along with co-conspirators John Thibedeau, William Zuluaga and Gerard Harrington, were indicted in September 2011 of conducting drug transactions beginning in May 2011, and continued on at least five different occasions through Sept. 30, 2011, the date of Williamson’s arrest. Judge O’Toole previously sentenced Thibedeau to one year in prison; Zuluaga was sentenced to two years in prison; and Harrington was sentenced to serve eight months in prison to be followed by eight months of home confinement.

Harrington and Williamson, Postal employees, were cherged with selling cocaine while on duty at the Somerville Post Office.