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Kenner Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Stealing Mail in Elmwood Area Using Stolen Postal Key

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – On August 2, 2023, U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced the sentencing of ADOLPH KENDRICK, age 27, of Kenner, who previously pleaded guilty on April 18, 2023, to Unlawful Possession and Use of a United States Postal Service (USPS) “arrow” key used by USPS employees to access authorized mail receptacles.

According to the indictment, on November 14 and 15, 2022, KENDRICK stole mail from the Citrus Post Office in New Orleans, Louisiana.  On November 15, 2022, KENDRICK was observed stealing mail and was caught after a brief police chase near Williams Boulevard.  KENDRICK was also found in possession of a United States Postal Service “arrow” key.

U.S. District Judge Wendy B. Vitter sentenced KENDRICK to 30 months in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons and a $300 mandatory special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jon Maestri of the General Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.


Shane M.Jones

Public Information Office

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated August 2, 2023

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