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Florida mailman accused of delivering cocaine on mail route

 

A postal employee was arrested in Orlando, Fla., on charges he was delivering cocaine while on his mail route, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Robert Hunt Jr., 24, was arrested Thursday following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service that began last week.

According to the Sentinel, inspectors at an Orlando processing and distribution center found four parcels suspected of containing drugs.


Three of the parcels did not have a specific apartment number, only street addresses. A narcotics K-9 alerted investigators the packages contained drugs, the newspaper reported, adding that the cocaine had been shipped from Puerto Rico to Orlando.

On Sept. 7, authorities watched Hunt as he drove on his carrier route to an apartment complex in Orlando, where he began delivering mail to the boxes.

A car pulled up, and Hunt took the four packages to the men inside, Hector Roman-Diaz and Ernesto Rodriguez-Jimenez. According to the newspaper, he was then handed $800 by Rodriguez-Jimenez.

All three men were arrested and remain jailed.

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