A Waterbury U.S. Postal Service supervisor and his brother have pleaded guilty to federal charges after allegedly stealing packages containing cocaine and marijuana, then selling the drugs to third parties, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Plaza Station Post Office supervisor Edward Hogan, 38, and his brother, Justin Hogan, 34, were arrested and charged after authorities tied them to an investigation into drugs being mailed from Puerto Rico to the greater Waterbury area, the release says.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Edward Hogan started intercepting packages containing cocaine and marijuana in January 2012 and sold them for a profit.
Law enforcement caught him intercepting a package containing 2 kilograms of cocaine at the Waterbury Main Post Office on Grand Street, then bringing it home and opening it with brother, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says.
Edward Hogan pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and one count of embezzlement of mail by a U.S. postal employee.
Justin Hogan pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and one count of receipt of stolen mail matter.
They could each face up to 25 years in prison.