US postal Service employee sentenced in marijuana theft scheme

TULSA, Okla. — A former US Postal Service worker has been sentenced to a five-month prison term for her part in a scheme that involved stealing marijuana from packages at a mail sorting facility in Oklahoma.

The Tulsa World reports that 47-year-old Laura Mae Campbell was sentenced Wednesday.

Police records indicate that the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General received a tip last year that employees were taking drugs from packages at the Tulsa center. The complaint alleged Campbell and her co-worker, Derek Miller, were involved.

Authorities obtained more than 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of marijuana from Miller’s home and over 10 pounds (5 kilograms) of marijuana from Campbell’s residence in September.

Campbell pleaded guilty to conspiracy under a plea bargain in February. Miller, who admitted to stealing drugs from packages since 2015, received a suspended sentence and monitoring by a probation officer.

The Associated Press

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