‘Wait a Minute Mr. Postman’: Carrier Accused in Drug Sales
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier in Tennessee and 24 other people have been charged in connection with the sale of heroin and other drugs.
Media reports say Memphis police and the district attorney in Shelby County announced Thursday the results of a seven-month investigation called “Wait a Minute Mr. Postman.”
Police said mail carrier Letravius Shaw helped the Grape Street Crips gang bring drugs into Memphis through the postal system. Court records show he is charged with two counts of conspiracy to manufacture, deliver and sell a controlled substance.
It’s not immediately clear if Shaw has a lawyer.
During the investigation, authorities seized marijuana, heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone, plus 13 guns, 33 vehicles and cash.
5 Countries Rethinking Their Policies on Pot Prohibition
The United States isn’t the only country rethinking its policies on pot prohibition.
1 – Costa Rica
A bill to legalize both medical marijuana and industrial hemp in this Central American republic has been gaining momentum over the last two years, and it appears to have legs: The bill now has the support of key officials in Costa Rica’s public-health system. If the law is enacted, the Department of Health would oversee a regulatory body charged with issuing licenses to cultivators and distributors of both cannabis and all-purpose hemp.
2 – Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a campaign promise to decriminalize recreational cannabis in Canada, though last 4/20 his administration tabled the issue until later this year. In December, Trudeau’s government announced that it would study a federal task force’s recommendation for legalizing possession of up to an ounce of pot by adults 18 and older and allowing cannabis sales through licensed dispensaries. Canada set up a regulated medical marijuana system back in 2001.
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