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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Indictment: Postal Employee Stole Pain Pills Being Delivered By Mail

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A U.S. Postal Service employee in Kansas City, Kan., is charged with stealing pain pills that were being delivered to patients by mail, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Sherry Robertson, 40, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with five counts of theft of mail by a postal employee and one count of possession with intent to distribute Hydrocodone. The indictment alleges Robertson removed the pills from mail on Sept. 20, 2012, Jan. 25, 2013, March 1, 2013, April 13, 2013, and May 8, 2013.

If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The U.S. Postal Service and the VA Office of Inspector General investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Wesley J. Kelley, 36, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm while under indictment, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm while a fugitive from justice, one count of theft occurring at Fort Leavenworth and one count of interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in February and March 2013 in Douglas and Leavenworth counties in Kansas.

Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
Unlawful possession of a firearm while under indictment: A maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Unlawful possession of a firearm while a fugitive from justice: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.
Theft occurring at Fort Leavenworth: A maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.
Interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.

The Lawrence Police Department; the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Fort Leavenworth; the Marion County Sheriff’s Office; and the White Springs (Florida) Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leon Patton is prosecuting.

Bryan Schuck, 31, is charged with failing to register as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 10, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

Derek T. Brownlee, 35, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with one count of bank robbery. The indictment alleges he robbed the Metcalf Bank at 7800 College Boulevard in Overland Park on July 1, 2013.

Brownlee initially was charged in a criminal complaint filed July 2 in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI, the Overland Park Police Department and the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kim Martin is prosecuting.

Jose A. Aleman, 31, is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 9, 2013, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Tomasic is prosecuting.

Jesus Enrique Moreno, 25, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred June 20, 2013, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Tomasic is prosecuting.

Adrienne Lopez, 26, Pico Rivera, Calif., and Angela Marie Lopez, 34, El Monte, Calif., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The crime is alleged to have occurred June 21, 2013, in Seward County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years and a fine up to $4 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.