- Associated Press - Thursday, March 24, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A former deputy sheriff, former U.S. postal worker, and two others have been indicted in what federal prosecutors say was a $500,000 drug-trafficking operation that shipped about 200 pounds of marijuana through the mail between northern California and York County, Pennsylvania.

The indictment, announced Thursday by the federal prosecutor in Harrisburg, says the four residents of Oroville, California, conspired to make and distribute marijuana and to launder drug proceeds between September 2014 and Jan. 7 of this year.

Indicted were 37-year-old Christopher Mark Heath, a former Yuba County, California, deputy sheriff; 56-year-old Ramona Marcel Long, Heath’s mother-in-law who worked in the Oroville post office; her son, 32-year-old Tyler Neil Long; and 27-year-old Ryan Jay Falsone.

The York Dispatch reported that lawyers for the three men declined to comment.

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