A Newark New Jersey woman who was previously employed at the post office has been accused of smuggling cocaine into the U.S.
The suspect is a 22-year-old woman from Newark, NJ. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect worked out a deal to have large amounts of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico to NJ through USPS.
The suspect reportedly arranged for the narcotics to be sent to homes located in Short Hills NJ while the homeowners were gone on vacation.
The US Postal Inspection Service and the Millburn Police Department conducted a joint investigation into the suspect and eventually arrested her.
The suspect has been charged with multiple crimes, including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy.
Since the suspect faces the drug crime charges at the federal level, a conviction could result in her being sentenced to time in a federal prison.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Ex-Postal Worker Smuggled Cocaine to N.J. by Mail, Authorities Say.”