© 2021 Public Radio Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
(918) 631-2577

A listener-supported service of The University of Tulsa
PRT Header Color
classical 88.7 | public radio 89.5
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local & Regional

Tulsa Postal Service Employee Sentenced in Marijuana Theft Scheme

mail_box__erasergirl-wikimedia.jpg
Wikimedia-Erasergirl
/

A former U.S. Postal Service worker has been sentenced to a five-month prison term for her part in a scheme that involved stealing marijuana from packages at a mail sorting facility in Oklahoma.

Laura Mae Campbell, 47, was sentenced Wednesday.

Police records indicate that the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General received a tip last year that employees were taking drugs from packages at the Tulsa center. The complaint alleged Campbell and her co-worker, Derek Miller, were involved.

Authorities obtained more than 60 pounds of marijuana from Miller's home and over 10 pounds of marijuana from Campbell's residence in September.

Campbell pleaded guilty to conspiracy under a plea bargain in February. Miller, who admitted to stealing drugs from packages since 2015, received a suspended sentence and monitoring by a probation officer.