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Man admits bribing 2 letter carriers as part of drug scheme

Posted at 5:36 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 20:36:30-04

A man who was mailed marijuana from California so it could be sold in New Jersey has admitted paying cash bribes to two postal service letter carriers to intercept and deliver parcels to him.

Glenn Blackstone faces several decades in prison when he's sentenced July 24.

Federal prosecutors say the 48-year-old Newark, New Jersey man bought marijuana from a conspirator who produced it in California and oversaw its shipping in parcels from California and Nevada. These parcels had fictitious names and addresses on them and were not addressed directly to Blackstone.

Prosecutors say Blackstone paid about $12,400 overall in bribes to the letter carriers to have them deliver these parcels to him. He pleaded guilty Tuesday to giving bribes and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.