- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Officials say a Pittsburgh postmaster charged with threatening employees who saw him opening packages of illegal drugs has been placed on leave.

The Allegheny County district attorney’s office last week charged Daniel Davis with witness intimidation, criminal coercion and official oppression.

Employees say the Canonsburg man threatened to retaliate against them if they reported seeing him open parcels and remove the marijuana, cocaine and heroin they contained. He is not charged with stealing them.

A U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman won’t say how long Davis has been on leave or whether he is being paid his $105,000 annual salary.

Davis’ attorney has declined the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s requests for comment.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 30.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide