This wild case started in 2020 when the USPS Inspector General began an investigation into a USPS manager based on suspicions that he was stealing parcels containing drugs. Yes, you read that correctly.
This crazy behavior was confirmed when special agents assigned to the case observed the USPS manager, Anthony Sharp, arrive at a Postal Service processing facility to help sort Express Mail by hand, then proceeded to remove two packages then place them into his own mail cart. After the packages were put into the cart, Mr. Sharp rolled the cart out the door and up to his vehicle. As you can guess, the parcels were then thrown into his car. I know, you're wondering what specifically was in these two packages; Answer: methamphetamine and cocaine.
The agents allowed Mr. Sharp to leave the post office then performed a traffic stop. The two parcels were located in his vehicle and the contents was confirmed, however, a third parcel was also located, and it contained two kilograms of fentanyl!!!! But that's not all, folks! Police also found empty Priority Mail and Express Mail parcels, however the contents had already been removed, so all that remained was the empty boxes.
Later that year, US Attorney Justin Herdman announced that a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging USPS Ohio manager Anthony Sharp with a slew of really serious crimes.
As a result of the indictment, the government seized a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle, a 2019 White Polaris Slingshot and approximately $100,000.
Now keep in mind that Mr. Sharp has not yet had his trial, so he is not yet convicted so we will be continuing to follow along with this!
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