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NYC Postal Carrier Charged With Selling Cocaine

Cocaine (credit: CBS 2)

Cocaine (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (AP) – A U.S. Postal Service carrier in New York has been arrested on charges that he sold cocaine while in uniform and driving his postal truck.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Wednesday that 49-year-old Felix Soto was awaiting arraignment Thursday on charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance and conspiracy.

Information about his attorney was not immediately available. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

Brown said that during a long-term narcotics investigation officials learned that Soto had taken possession of a drug package at a Bronx post office.

He said investigators observed Soto sitting in his postal truck on a Bronx street corner in July and handing a package containing half a million dollars worth of cocaine to another man.

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