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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Two Postal Service Employees Sentenced for Bribery and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a U.S. Postal Service supervisor to 6 months’ home detention and a Postal carrier to 12 months’ probation for accepting cash to deliver marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, U.S. Postal Inspection Inspector in Charge Adrian Gonzalez, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Max Eamiguel, FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton, and West Alabama Narcotics Task Force Captain Wayne Robertson.

The two Postal Service employees in Tuscaloosa, LENARD POMPEY, 39, a supervisor, and LYLE JONES, 36, a mail carrier, pleaded guilty in March to charges of bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. The two men took part in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana and accepted cash to deliver packages containing the drug, according to their guilty pleas.

U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala sentenced Pompey to six months on home detention followed by six months of probation. She sentenced Jones to 12 months’ probation.

A third Tuscaloosa Postal Service employee, Jocelin Betts, a mail carrier, pleaded guilty in November to bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. She is scheduled for sentencing Sept. 29.

The FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, and the West Alabama Narcotics Squad investigated the cases, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Brad Felton is prosecuting.

Updated September 21, 2016