Letter Carrier from Stoneham Arrested for Selling Marijuana, Reports U.S. Attorney

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Attorney

    BOSTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A Postal carrier was arrested last night
 on federal drug charges.
     U.S. Attorney Donald K. Stern and Vincent J. Mazzilli, Special Agent in
 Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England, announced
 today the arrest of JOSEPH A. D'ANDREO, age 38, of 7 Windsor Road in Stoneham,
 Massachusetts, for distributing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a playground.
     According to an affidavit filed in support of a criminal complaint,
 D'ANDREO is employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier and is
 assigned to the Wakefield Post Office.  The affidavit states that on March 15,
 2001, and March 28, 2001, D'ANDREO sold pound quantities of marijuana to a
 cooperating individual.  According to the affidavit, D'ANDREO was wearing his
 official Postal Service uniform and operating a Postal Service truck when
 conducting the transactions.  On both occasions, the affidavit stated that
 D'ANDREO removed the marijuana from the Postal Service truck prior to giving
 it to the cooperating individual.
     D'ANDREO was arrested on April 24, 2001, and will have his initial
 appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler at 11:45 am.
     In addition to the arrest, agents executed a search warrant at D'ANDREO's
 residence at 7 Windsor Road in Stoneham, Massachusetts and also seized a 1989
 Nissan Stanza that was used by D'ANDREO.
     If convicted, D'ANDREO faces a sentence of up to 10 years of imprisonment,
 with a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in prison.  In addition, he
 faces up to $500,000 in fines.
     This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement
 Administration in conjunction with U.S. Postal Inspection Service. These
 federal agencies were also assisted by members of the Massachusetts State
 Police and the Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester, Burlington, and New Market
 Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney
 John J. Farley of Stern's Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit.
 
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    BOSTON, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A Postal carrier was arrested last night
 on federal drug charges.
     U.S. Attorney Donald K. Stern and Vincent J. Mazzilli, Special Agent in
 Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in New England, announced
 today the arrest of JOSEPH A. D'ANDREO, age 38, of 7 Windsor Road in Stoneham,
 Massachusetts, for distributing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a playground.
     According to an affidavit filed in support of a criminal complaint,
 D'ANDREO is employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier and is
 assigned to the Wakefield Post Office.  The affidavit states that on March 15,
 2001, and March 28, 2001, D'ANDREO sold pound quantities of marijuana to a
 cooperating individual.  According to the affidavit, D'ANDREO was wearing his
 official Postal Service uniform and operating a Postal Service truck when
 conducting the transactions.  On both occasions, the affidavit stated that
 D'ANDREO removed the marijuana from the Postal Service truck prior to giving
 it to the cooperating individual.
     D'ANDREO was arrested on April 24, 2001, and will have his initial
 appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler at 11:45 am.
     In addition to the arrest, agents executed a search warrant at D'ANDREO's
 residence at 7 Windsor Road in Stoneham, Massachusetts and also seized a 1989
 Nissan Stanza that was used by D'ANDREO.
     If convicted, D'ANDREO faces a sentence of up to 10 years of imprisonment,
 with a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in prison.  In addition, he
 faces up to $500,000 in fines.
     This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement
 Administration in conjunction with U.S. Postal Inspection Service. These
 federal agencies were also assisted by members of the Massachusetts State
 Police and the Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester, Burlington, and New Market
 Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney
 John J. Farley of Stern's Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit.
 
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