A postal worker in Lewiston was charged and is accused of dumping large amounts of mail in the woods in Youngstown, according to a criminal complaint.
In the complaint, Sean Barrett of Youngstown who works at the Lewiston Post Office, was first seen allegedly dumping mail next to a trail in a wooded area near the 1100-block of Pletcher Road in Youngstown on October 13th.
During that time, Barrett’s scanner was dormant at a location in Youngstown between 12:20 and 3:54 p.m.
The next day, Lewiston police uncovered three USPS mail bins and two garbage bags containing USPS first class, certified, and standard mailings.
Investigators uncovered 1,314 pieces of mail which included the following items
- 502 first class mailings
- two certified mailings
- 794 standard mailings
- one absentee ballot
- 15 political mailings
These pieces of mail were supposed to be sent to Youngstown.
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