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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.

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