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The U.S. Department of Justice has reported 16 U.S. Postal Service workers in Metro Atlanta have been charged with accepting bribes to deliver multiple kilogram-quantities of cocaine in a drug trafficking operation.

The workers used the U.S. mail to transport cocaine into the Atlanta area.

Here’s how the operation went down. The letter carriers allegedly provided special addresses that the supposed “drug trafficker” could use to ship the cocaine. They in turn intercepted the packages and delivered them to the “trafficker,” who was actually working with law enforcement and the packages they delivered contained fake drugs.

According to CBS 46, the postal service conspirators are listed as follows:

  • Cydra Rochelle Alexander, 31, of Riverdale, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the Ralph McGill Carrier Annex and Central City Branch of the Atlanta Post Office.
  • Aurthamis O. Burch, a/k/a Tank, 46, of Snellville, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the Doraville Post Office.
  • Kawana Rashun Champion, 35, of Jonesboro, Georgia, a clerk assigned to the North Springs Branch of the Sandy Springs Post Office and Central City Branch of the Atlanta Post Office.
  • Eleanor Lolita Golden, a/k/a Eleanor Johnson, 54, of East Point, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the West End Branch of the Atlanta Post Office.
  • Tonie Harris, 54, of Decatur, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the Sandy Springs Post Office.
  • Leea Janel Holt, 38, of Atlanta, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the Old National Branch of the Riverdale Post Office.
  • Clifton Curtis Lee, a/k/a Cliff, 41, of Lithonia, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the Sandy Springs Post Office.
  • Shakeed Anilah Magee, 40, of College Park, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the West End Branch of the Atlanta Post Office.
  • Horace Manson, 40, of Roswell, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the West End Branch of the Atlanta Post Office.
  • Olivia Marita Moore, 25, of Atlanta, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the Old National Branch of the Riverdale Post Office.
  • Eddie Nash, 63, of Decatur, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the West End Branch of the Atlanta Post Office.
  • Jeffrey A. Pearson, 59, of Austell, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the Decatur Post Office.
  • Rodney Antwain Salter, 33, of Jonesboro, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the Martech Branch of the Atlanta Post Office.
  • Frank Webb, 40, of Lithonia, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the Central City Branch of the Atlanta Post Office.
  • Katrina Nicole Wilson, a/k/a Trina, 38, of Fairburn, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the West End Branch of the Atlanta Post Office.
  • Harvel Donta Young, a/k/a Dante, 39, of Atlanta, Georgia, a letter carrier assigned to the Westside Annex Branch of the Marietta Post Office.

Dexter Bernard Frazier, 56, of Fairburn, Georgia, was charged his alleged role in introducing several of the suspects to the drug trafficker and coordinating logistics of the scheme in exchange for payments. He was not a postal worker.

Pearson has not been arrested. The others will be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker.

Three separate federal indictments that were unsealed on Aug. 29.

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