A suspended postal worker has been indicted by a Dawson County grand jury on charges that she used her route to deliver drugs.
Darlene Crane Waters, 45, is charged with selling, possession and intent to distribute methamphetamine and manufacturing and possession of marijuana.
She also was indicted on two counts of using communication frequencies for criminal use.
Waters is due in court July 2 for an arraignment. She was arrested May 22 after she reportedly delivered a phone book containing methamphetamine to a mailbox in eastern Dawson County.
It could not be determined if Waters has legal counsel.
Her live-in boyfriend and fellow mail carrier, 46-year-old Glenn Alan Corindia, also was arrested on felony drug charges.
John Wilbanks, assistant district attorney for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, said Corindia has since pleaded guilty to the charges and entered the local drug treatment court.
District Attorney Lee Darragh said the case against Corindia is “quite different than that we have on Waters.” Authorities reportedly have no evidence he delivered drugs on his postal route.
Waters’ situation is different. Dawson County Sheriff’s Maj. John Cagle has said authorities have video surveillance of her making the delivery and recorded conversations detailing the transaction.
Waters, who has worked as a mail carrier with the Dawson County Post Office since April 1995, was suspended June 12 by the U.S. Postal Service.
Corindia has since returned to work at the post office.
According to Cagle, postal inspectors have requested copies of the case file and may look into the case.
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