Florida postal worker gets house arrest for taking bribes to deliver drug parcels

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By: Associated Press
October 12, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- A former U.S. Postal Service worker has been sentenced to a year of house arrest and probation after admitting she took bribes to deliver packages containing marijuana.

A federal judge imposed the sentence on 54-year-old Evelyn Price after finding she had no prior criminal record, mentored children at local churches and did other good community works. Price had faced up to 18 months in prison.

The SunSentinel reports Price accepted about $500 in bribes from a man known as "Steve" after agreeing to provide addresses where the drug packages could be sent along her Boca Raton route. Price would then retrieve the packages and give them to "Steve."

"Steve" was never arrested.

When Price was caught last year, investigators seized packages containing about 20 pounds of marijuana.

By: Associated Press
July 5, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- A former U.S. Postal Service worker has admitted to taking cash bribes in exchange for delivering packages that contained drugs.

53-year-old Evelyn Ramona Price pleaded guilty Friday to bribery of a public official.

Price told investigators she met a man named "Steve" in 2016 and agreed to provide him with addresses on her route where packages could be sent. She was paid $50 per package.

Authorities seized four packages, which they say contained more than 20 pounds of marijuana. The packages had return addresses in Florida and New York, but were postmarked from California.

Price will be sentenced in September. She could receive a maximum punishment of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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