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Local Postal Worker Sentenced For Getting Drug Shipments Via Mail

Jun 30, 2020

Credit WCBE files

A former U.S. Postal Service worker in Columbus will serve three years in prison for receiving shipments of marijuana and methamphetamines at his rented post office box. 

31-year-old Laquise Johnson pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy, drug and theft of mail charges. He was charged after postal inspectors began probing reports of drug trafficking between California and Ohio in 2017. Inspectors seized two packages of drug from Johnson after he picked them up from the box at the Oakland Park post office. Johnson also admitted to stealing packages containing a Bluetooth speaker and art supplies.