Toledo mail carrier accused of stealing packages, having weapon on postal office premises

A Toledo mail carrier accused of stealing marijuana from packages and selling the drugs was federally indicted last week.

Ramon Johnson is charged with possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in federal facilities, theft of mail by a postal employee, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Mr. Johnson was a city carrier assigned to the Toledo Main Post Office, 435 S. Saint Clair St.

The Postal Service Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service began investigating Mr. Johnson on suspicions that he was using his position to seek out mail suspected to contain narcotics, rifle through the parcels, and steal the contents.

On Sept. 19, a test parcel containing 10 pounds of marijuana and an electronic monitoring device that tracked the package’s location and if it was opened was placed in Mr. Johnson’s route.

Agents received notification the package was opened when Mr. Johnson opened his postal service vehicle. He was then arrested.

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