A U.S. postal worker was recently arrested after authorities learned that he was using his mail route to deliver marijuana.
U.S. Postal Service inspectors began investigating Christopher Baxter, a veteran postman, and determined that he was making “multiple hand-to-hand drug deals while on duty.”
Even though Baxter is from Indiana, the drug deals allegedly took place in the Chicago area.
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to ABC 7 Chicago, “Baxter admitted to police that he had a ‘pound of weed,’ officers found marijuana, a digital scale, plastic bags and a heat sealer inside his postal bag.” It is estimated that the marijuana had an estimated street value of $2,721.
Baxter was formerly charged after being interviewed with “one felony count of manufacturing or delivering cannabis,” Fox 2 Now reported.
Judge Peggy Chiampas reportedly ordered Christopher Baxter held on $100,000 bail Saturday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building and on Sunday he remained in custody.
Baxter refused to comment on the case.
The U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General issued the following statement:
“The vast majority of U.S. Postal Service personnel are dedicated, hard-working public servants dedicated to moving mail to its proper destination who would never consider engaging in any form of criminal behavior.
“This type of alleged behavior within the Postal Service is not tolerated and when a postal employee betrays that trust of the American people, the special agents of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General vigorously investigate these matters as we did in this instance and work with local, state and federal prosecutors to hold accountable those employees who violate that public trust,” the statement continued.
I for one am glad that Baxter has been caught. The USPS provides an invaluable service for American households and the last thing they need is their name being tarnished by a man trying to slang some drugs on the side of his mail route.
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