A U.S. Postal worker and a South Carolina man have been federally indicted for marijuana being delivered on the carrier’s assigned route.
“Special Delivery” Gets Mailman in Trouble
According to recent indictments, Mjaan Roland and Lemont Darby are facing federal charges related to a drug conspiracy that took place on at least five separate occasions between March and April of 2022.
Officials said Roland, a carrier in Columbia, South Carolina, knowingly helped deliver packages of marijuana from Sacramento, California to Darby as part of his assigned postal route. In turn, Darby would then allegedly pay Roland through cash in payments ranging from $100 to $200.
These instances would allegedly take place on March 9, April 4, April 13, April 14, April 18, June 18 July 5, all in 2022. Another instance also took place back on February 27, 2023.
Records add that Roland delivered 5 packages of marijuana on July 5 2022 and four packages on Feb. 27, 2023.
This case raises questions about the federal classification of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Despite the legality of marijuana in many states, conflicting state and federal laws present challenges for enforcement agencies, including the USPS.
As the legal proceedings against Roland and Darby progress, the case may spark discussions and debates around federal marijuana laws and the need for comprehensive reform.
The outcome of their trial could have implications beyond the individuals involved, shaping the ongoing discourse around marijuana policy and enforcement at the federal level.
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