Monday, October 26, 2009

Universal Pot Selling - UPS!

ATLANTA — A UPS Manager is accused of stealing a package filled with marijuana and selling the contents inside, Acting United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said.
Anna Wright, 33, of Atlanta, was arrested on charges of making false statements to federal agents.
Authorities said they alerted Wright that a certain mail box in her store might receive a package containing contraband. Investigators said Wright agreed to contact the United States Postal Inspectors if that were the case. But rather than calling Postal Inspectors when the mail box received a package, authorities said Wright stole the parcel, which contained several pounds of marijuana, and sold most of the drugs for profit.
“Not only did this defendant abuse her position as a UPS Store manager by stealing a package, she then distributed marijuana found in the package and lied to the federal agents,” said Yates.
Wright made an initial court appearance Friday before United States Magistrate Judge E. Clayton Scofield, III.
“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is responsible for keeping the U.S. mail safe from all illegal contraband. We often rely on the public for information during our investigations. It’s a betrayal of trust when they lie to Postal Inspectors. This is unacceptable,” said Martin D. Phanco, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Atlanta Division.
Each of the charges carry a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.


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