Former Worcester postal worker, accomplice admit trying to ship cocaine through mail

WORCESTER – A former postal carrier from Worcester accused of conspiring to deliver 6 kilograms of cocaine shipped from Puerto Rico to a city drug dealer pleaded guilty to associated charges this week in federal court.

Erick Cruz, of 8 Chrome St., is scheduled to be sentenced in July after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court Wednesday to conspiring to distribute cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

A second Worcester man, Deibby Garcia, who authorities allege dealt drugs and threatened to order a woman killed, pleaded guilty to identical drug charges Tuesday and is also due for sentencing in July.

According to authorities, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Garcia and two others conspired in 2018 to ship two packages of cocaine from Puerto Rico to Worcester, each containing 3 kilos.

“Buddy, is that there already?” Mr. Garcia texted Mr. Cruz at his Marlboro post office around 7 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2018, authorities alleged in court documents.

Unbeknown to the men, authorities had already intercepted one of the packages, and had decided to let the other one go through.

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