NEWARK, N.J. (WPVI) -- Federal prosecutors say a postal worker intercepted and delivered packages of marijuana to a drug dealer in return for cash payments.
Fred Rivers is charged with conspiracy and receiving bribes as a public official in an indictment handed up Monday by a federal grand jury. He faces up to 20 years if he's convicted on both counts.
Rivers was a mail carrier based at the Springfield postal station in Newark.
Prosecutors say the 46-year-old Newark man accepted cash bribes of about $100 each time he delivered a package to the dealer between October 2016 and September 2017. The package labels had false names and addresses on them.
It wasn't known Tuesday of Rivers has retained an attorney.
Send a News Tip to Action News
Learn More About 6abc Apps
Indictment: Mail carrier took bribes to deliver pot packages