A Columbus mail carrier was arrested after he allegedly stole packages he believed to contain illegal drugs.
Special agents with the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) had been conducting an investigation of postal carrier Ricky L. Germany. USPS OIG said they have received information that Germany had been targeting and stealing mail parcels he believed to contain illegal drugs.
This past Saturday, special agents and postal inspectors executed a federal search warrant at Germanyâ€™s residence after observing him take two parcels believed to contain narcotics into his apartment. USPS OIG said special agents recovered about three pounds of suspected methamphetamine, three pounds of marijuana, one pound of suspected hashish oil, and seven firearms.
Germany was taken into custody by Columbus Police on drug charges. Federal charges were expected to be filed. Germany has been suspended pending the outcome of the criminal prosecution, per USPS.
USPS said if anyone is aware of narcotics being shipped via the U.S. Mail, or to report criminal activity involving postal employees, contact USPS OIG special agents at www.uspsoig.gov or 888-USPS-OIG.