Marathon Mail Carrier Busted With 10 Pounds of Pot

Postal worker was paid to deliver packages of marijuana: Police

By Brian Hamacher
|  Thursday, Mar 29, 2012  |  Updated 11:13 AM EDT
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A Marathon mail carrier was arrested Tuesday after authorities say she was delivering more than letters.

Veronica Johnson, 49, was arrested on marijuana possession charges after she was caught with a package with 10 pounds of pot inside, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say the Postal Service had received information about a package believed to have drugs inside that was addressed to an elderly Marathon woman.

When the package arrived at the Marathon Post Office, it was given to Johnson for delivery, but when she delivered mail to the elderly woman's address, she didn't deliver the package and instead put it in the trunk of her car, the sheriff's office said.

Detectives questioned Johnson, who said she takes delivery of the marijuana for a man who pays her $200 per package, the sheriff's office said. Johnson said she'd delivered the packages several times in the past and knows what is inside them, authorities said.

Johnson was arrested and booked into jail. She was being held without bond and it was unknown whether she has an attorney.

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