BOSTON – A U.S. Postal employee pleaded guilty today in connection with stealing mail believed to contain controlled substances.

Shawn M. Herron, 44, of Whitman, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and one count of theft of mail by a postal employee. U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV scheduled sentencing for Feb. 17, 2022. Herron was indicted in August 2020.

Since September 2005, Herron has been employed with the Postal Service where he has served as Supervisor of Customer Service at the Canton Post Office and more recently as Manager of Customer Services at the Fall River Post Office (FPO).

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Matthew M. Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General; and Ketty Larco-Ward, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eugenia M. Carris, Deputy Chief of Mendell’s Public Corruption & Special Prosecutions Unit, and Charles Dell-Anno, of Mendell’s Major Crimes Unit, are prosecuting the case.

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