Supervisor Billy Gans and other Overland Station employees helped foil a drug ring that was using the mail to send heroin to a Boise, ID, address.
They saw a consistent pattern of Express Mail being sent to a certain residence and contacted Postal Inspectors. They were suspicious and executed a search warrant. Inspectors found more than 28 grams of heroin.
The State of Idaho secured a guilty plea and verdict on the charges of Conspiracy to Traffic in Heroin. One of the defendants is looking at a life sentence.
"Many of our criminal leads come from our employees' 'gut feelings'," said Boise Inspector Darin Solmon. " If something just doesn't seem right, notify your supervisor and the Inspection Service and we'll run with it."