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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 4, 2013

Former U.S. Postal Service Highway Contract Route Driver Sentenced To 33 Months For Stealing From U.S. Mail And Possessing Oxycodone With The Intent To Distribute

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A former U.S. Postal Service highway contract route driver was sentenced in United States District Court by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. today to 33 months in federal prison followed by a term of three years supervised release, for theft of mail and possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

According to information presented at sentencing, Joshua Wayne Salsman, age 32, of Hardin County, while employed as a postal highway contract route driver in the Meade County, Kentucky area, was arrested on July 5, 2012 following an investigation into numerous mailed letters containing gift cards and prescription drugs that had gone missing.

Salsman pleaded guilty to four charges in a six count federal superseding indictment on October 25, 2012. According to the plea agreement, from April through May, 2012, Salsman stole greeting cards and gift cards from an authorized mail route. Salsman further admitted that from January through April, he stole prescription drugs from an authorized mail route originating from the Louisville V.A. Hospital. Salsman also admitted that from January through April 2012, he knowingly and intentionally possessed with intent to distribute Oxycodone in a prescription form that was stolen from the mail.

This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Micah R. Reyner and was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Updated December 15, 2014