- 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.

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