Letter carrier sentenced for delivering marijuana

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 29, 2014 at 7:31 p.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Maryland has been sentenced for delivering packages of marijuana to a conspirator on her route.

Twenty-seven-year-old Devona Charley of Washington was sentenced to a year in prison in federal court in Greenbelt on Monday.

According to her plea agreement, Charley provided 29-year-old Dominique Jones and others with addresses on her route. In a news release, the U.S. Attorney's Office said the conspirators shipped packages containing marijuana to those addresses and then Charley would hand them over to Jones at a predetermined location along the route.

Officials say Charley knew the packages contained marijuana, and she was paid $350 per package.

Jones, of Oxon Hill, pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and was sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast