Ex-postal worker pleads guilty to stealing veterans’ mail-order pain meds

GREENEVILLE — A former Fall Branch postal worker who broke into packages and stole prescription pain medication meant for military veterans has agreed to plead guilty to the crime.

Lithia Daugherty was indicted in U.S. District Court in Greeneville in July on one count of delaying or destroying mail. Daugherty agreed to plead guilty to the charge in early October and is scheduled to be sentenced in January.

She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Daugherty has agreed to pay restitution of $90.

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