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Postal worker charged with stealing Hydrocodone from mail

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Hydrocodone induces euphoria and sedation.

Hydrocodone is the most frequently prescribed opioid in the U.S. and is associated with more drug abuse than any other licit or illicit opioid.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A federal indictment has been handed down against a U.S. Postal Service worker for stealing Hydrocodone from mail intended for patients. According to United States Attorney Barry Grissom, Sherry Robertson, 40, of Kansas City, Kan., has been charged with five counts of theft by a postal employee and one count of intent to distribute Hydrocodone.

Robertson allegedly removed pills from mail on dates ranging from September of 2012 to May of 2013. If convicted she faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison and fines of $250,000 on each count which could come to a grand total of $1.5 million.

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