FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Five postal workers in Fayetteville, NC were delivering more than letters and packages, according to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday.

Five postal workers are facing charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and theft of mail, according to a release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Kelvin Donnell Johnson, Khadir Elijah Beamon, Timothy Lydell Jones, Carvis Charles Marable and Brandon Darnell McNeill are all charged.

According to the indictment and statements made in court, the defendants are all employees of the United States Postal Service and are assigned to the Fayetteville Processing and Distribution Center Annex.

The release states that, “Between no later than approximately October 2017 and February 2018, according to the public allegations, the defendants conspired to sell marijuana from U.S. mail parcels that they intercepted and removed from the mail stream at the Fayetteville Annex.”

According to the attorney’s office, each defendant would face maximum penalties of five years behind bars, a $250,000 fine, and supervised release following any imprisonment if they are convicted of the drug conspiracy charge.

If convicted of the mail theft charge, they would each face maximum penalties of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and supervised release following any prison time they served.

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