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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Indictment: Postal Employee Stole Rx Drugs From Mail


TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka postal employee was indicted Wednesday on a federal charge of stealing prescription medications from the mail, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Terry D. Ricley, 44, Burlingame, Kan., who worked sorting mail at the Topeka Post Office North Station, was charged with one count of theft by a postal employee. The indictment alleged he stole Hydrocodone and Tramadol being delivered by mail.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The U.S. Postal Service - OIG investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christine Kenney is prosecuting.


Daeshawn Lavar Bryant, 19, who is in custody in the Riley County Jail, is charged with one count of being an accessory after the fact to a robbery of a commercial business. The indictment alleges that on April 16, 2014, he provided assistance to a person who committed a robbery.

In September, Christopher James Wilhoite pleaded guilty to two counts of commercial robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a robbery. It is alleged Bryant aided and abetted Wilhoite in connection with an April 16, 2014, robbery at the Dollar General store at 2321 Tuttle Creek Boulevard in Manhattan, Kan.

If convicted, Bryant faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Riley County Police Department, the Topeka Police Department and the FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

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

Updated December 16, 2014