Overland Park mailman sentenced for delivering marijuana

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A former postal worker in Johnson County was sentenced Tuesday to 5 years on federal probation for smuggling marijuana through the mail.

Terrell Dewayne Shears, 25, of Overland Park, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to U.S. Attorney Tom Beall.

In his plea, Shears admitted he gave addresses on his route to marijuana traffickers in Arizona. The traffickers mailed parcels containing marijuana to addresses on his route and Shears intercepted the packages. He dropped the packages off at an apartment building where he had been instructed to leave them and texted recipient he knew only as “John” to pick them up.

Investigators seized more than 40 pounds of marijuana from his postal vehicle, according to Beall.

 

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