• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 1s

Former postal worker sentenced for drug conspiracy, possessing stolen mail

By Hope Miller 5:30 PM February 11, 2014

Brenda Sue Cox, 53, faces nine years in federal prison

ANCHORAGE – A Wasilla woman was sentenced to prison Monday for her part in a drug conspiracy and possessing stolen mail, prosecutors said.

Brenda Sue Cox, 53, is guilty of conspiring with others to distribute “large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin,” according to a statement from Stephanie Courter, assistant U.S. attorney. She faces nine years in federal prison.

Cox is a former contract employee with the U.S. Postal Service and also admitted to possessing hundreds of pieces of undelivered mail and packages she swiped from her postal route.

From around August to October 2012, Cox received at least 12 separate packages containing meth and heroin, according to the plea agreement. The packages came from “Car Audio Plus” or “Car Plus A1″ — bogus businesses claiming to be located in California.

Cox then distributed the narcotics to people in Alaska, the plea agreement said.

Along with the nine-year prison sentence, Cox must pay $1,949.92 in restitution to the people and businesses whose mail she had when she was arrested, prosecutors said.

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason, who sentenced Cox, said her drug trafficking “appeared to be motivated greed” and that she “found the nature and circumstances of Cox’s offenses troubling,” Courter’s statement said.

Latest Stories

  • Crime

    Ex-Bethel officer pleads guilty to misdemeanor in assault case

    by Rachel D'Oro / AP on Aug 25, 13:04

    Authorities in Alaska say it took more than two years to successfully prosecute a former Bethel police officer accused in a brutality case, saying their intent was to do a thorough and methodical investigation. Officials discussed the case Thursday, one day after Andrew Reid pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of misconduct and assault in connection […]

  • News

    Bullet strikes Juneau school bus carrying 4, shatters window

    by Associated Press on Aug 25, 10:08

    A Juneau school bus carrying two students and two adults was struck by a bullet Wednesday afternoon. The bullet shattered a bus window. No one was injured and the suspected shooter told police he didn’t know the gun was loaded. Besides the driver, the bus carried two students and an adult aide shortly before 4 […]

  • News

    Walker fills vacancy on state Marijuana Control Board

    by Associated Press on Aug 25, 9:43

    An Anchorage man opening a retail marijuana business has been appointed to the state Marijuana Control Board. Gov. Bill Walker announced Wednesday that Nicholas Miller will serve on the board. He replaces Bruce Schulte, whom Walker removed from the board July 29. Miller is chairman of the Anchorage Cannabis Business Association. The association is made […]

  • News

    Update: Multiple crashes cause morning headaches on Glenn Highway

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 25, 7:34

    Last updated at 10:32 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 Motorists heading into Anchorage on the inbound Glenn Highway Thursday morning were met with delays and stopped traffic following multiple disabled vehicles. The first incident occurred around 5:20 a.m. when a truck spun out into the ditch near Hiland Road, according to Anita Shell, spokesperson with […]

  • Lifestyle

    Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs

    by Associated Press on Aug 25, 6:38

    Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will be reduced through a savings card that will cover up to $300 for an EpiPen 2-Pak. The company said it’s […]

  • News

    Kenai Peninsula Borough will continue invocations following appeal to Satan

    by Associated Press on Aug 25, 6:33

    The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has decided to continue allowing religious groups to offer invocations at its meetings after an invocation from a member of the Satanic Temple prompted a call for change. Iris Fontana encouraged attendees of an Aug. 9 meeting to “embrace the Luciferian impulse to eat of the tree of knowledge.” She […]

  • Lifestyle

    What not to say to help your teen lose weight

    by Ashley Welch / CBS News on Aug 24, 21:50

    If you want your teen to lose weight, the American Academy of Pediatrics has some advice: Don’t tell them that. Doing so may raise their risk of developing unhealthy habits or even an eating disorder, the AAP states in new recommendations published online this week. “The focus should be on a healthy lifestyle rather than on weight,” the […]

  • News

    Italy earthquake described as ‘Dante’s Inferno’ kills dozens

    by CBS/AP on Aug 24, 21:46

    Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 159, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the thousands of vacationers in the area for summer’s final days. Residents wakened […]