Toledo postal worker arrested, accused of stealing marijuana from mail packages

A Toledo mail carrier faces federal theft of mail charges based on accusations he stole from packages containing marijuana to then sell it.

Ramon Johnson was taken into custody Wednesday by federal agents, according to documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Agents with the Office of Inspector General and the U.S. Postal Investigation Service began investigating Mr. Johnson after they suspected he was rifling through packages he believed to contain narcotics and then stole the contents, court documents show.

At the time of the offense, Mr. Johnson was assigned to the Toledo Main Post Office on South St. Clair Street, court records show. On Wednesday, agents conducted an undercover delivery operation by mailing a package containing 10 pounds of marijuana and an electronic monitoring device to a fake address in Toledo. The package had a fake label indicating it had been sent from Sacramento, Calif.

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