- Associated Press - Thursday, September 22, 2016

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced two former U.S. Postal Service employees from Tuscaloosa for attempting to distribute marijuana.

The office of U.S. District Attorney Joyce White Vance says in a statement that 39-year-old Lenard Pompey, a supervisor, and 36-year-old Lyle Jones, a mail carrier, pleaded guilty in March to charges of bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

On Tuesday, Pompey was sentenced to 6 months’ home detention and Jones was sentenced to 12 months’ probation.

According to the statement, the two men took part in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana and accepted cash to deliver packages containing the drug.

A third Tuscaloosa Postal Service employee, Jocelin Betts, a mail carrier, pleaded guilty in November to bribery and conspiracy to distribute marijuana. She is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 29.

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