GREENBELT, Md. — A Bowie man who led a drug trafficking organization by bribing U.S. Postal Service carriers has pleaded guilty to federal drug conspiracy and distribution charges.
Russell Stanley III, 40, admitted to conspiring with others to distribute cocaine throughout Maryland.
One of those people was 35-year-old Jovan Kirk Louis Savage, of Bowie, who Stanley paid $500 each time he picked up a package for him. Savage was responsible for paying off Stanley’s debt with drug sale proceeds.
Two U.S. Postal Service letter carriers, 37-year-old Zakiyya Holloman, of Middle River, and 34-year-old Maurice Vaughn, of Washington, D.C., also got involved by agreeing to divert drug deliveries to Stanley instead of their intended address.