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Fuller, a US Postal Service postal carrier in Meriden, was under investigation for stealing mail parcels, according to court papers and testimonies. A law enforcement officer spotted Fuller at the Meriden post office on April 17, 2023, opening two postal parcels, taking two things from the packages, and placing the goods in the trunk of his automobile.
He subsequently informed his bosses that he needed to leave work for the day. Following that, Hamden Police stopped Fuller’s automobile for a traffic infraction. A check of the trunk of the automobile discovered about four kilos of a material containing cocaine after a police K9 alerted authorities to the suspected presence of drugs. At the moment, Fuller was arrested.
The indictment accuses Fuller with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, which has a possible sentence of twenty years in jail, and three counts of mail theft by a postal employee, which each carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
U.S. Attorney Avery emphasized that an indictment is not proof of guilt. Charges are simply accusations, and the defendant is deemed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Freed on a $100,000 Bond
The United States Postal Inspection Service’s Narcotics and Bulk Cash Trafficking Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating, with cooperation from the Hamden and West Haven Police Divisions.
The Task Force includes representatives from the United States Postal Inspection Service, the United States Postal Service – Office of the Inspector General, the Connecticut Army National Guard, and the police departments of Hartford, New Britain, Meriden, and the Town of Groton. Deputy United States Attorneys Robert S. Dearington and Brendan J. Keefe are prosecuting the case.