Postal worker pleads guilty to accepting bribe to deliver marijuana

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORTH SHELBY – A former postal carrier pleaded guilty this week in federal court to accepting a bribe to deliver marijuana in the U.S. mail as part of a conspiracy to distribute the drug, Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and U.S. Postal Inspector Frank Dyer announced.

Deann Marchett Dixon Stevenson, 43, of Birmingham, entered her plea Tuesday, April 18, before U.S. District Court Judge R. David Proctor.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged Stevenson in February. Her sentencing date has not been set.

Stevenson was a mail carrier at the Meadowbrook Post Office.

She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana in Shelby and Jefferson counties between January 2016 and September 2016.

Court documents do not name her co-conspirators.

Stevenson also pleaded guilty to one count of accepting a bribe to deliver U.S. mail.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney Brad Felton is prosecuting.