8 postal workers face mail fraud, drug charges

Eight Bethpage postal workers are being accused of stealing illegal shipments of marijuana with the intent to sell the product. Officials say the postal employees were arrested for stealing packages

News 12 Staff

Dec 4, 2014, 3:36 AM

Updated 3,465 days ago

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8 postal workers face mail fraud, drug charges
Eight Bethpage postal workers are being accused of stealing illegal shipments of marijuana with the intent to sell the product.
Officials say the postal employees were arrested for stealing packages of marijuana from the Logistical and Distribution Priority Mail Processing Center in Bethpage. They were arraigned on mail theft and marijuana distribution conspiracy charges Wednesday afternoon.
Prosecutors say surveillance cameras caught the defendants stealing over 250 suspicious parcels from the processing line, relabeled them by placing new shipping labels over the old labels, and then redirected their delivery to alternate addresses.
Prosecutors say the eight workers operated as a small drug ring to sell the marijuana, which is worth up to $930,000 on the streets.
Investigators say the suspects were able to identify the packages of marijuana because they were large boxes wrapped in plastic. They say most of the parcels were from California.
Newsday identified the suspects as Kempleton Nash Jr., 29, of Cambria Heights, Queens; Eugene Williams, 37, of Brentwood; Timothy Marshall, 28, of Far Rockaway, Queens; Jerrod Rollerson, 25, of Hempstead; Tanicha Grenald-Allen, 36, of Brooklyn; Sherwin Parkes, 36, of Brooklyn; Lloyd Johnson, 34, of St. Albans, Queens; and, Jose Hurtado, 43, of North Bellmore.
 


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