Two Massachusetts Postal Workers Charged With Selling Drugs At Work

Postal Workers assigned to Dorchester GMF and Somerville Post Office 

(November 6, 2008) BOSTON, MA – Two current United States Postal Service employees were charged last week in federal court with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, Joseph Finn, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Field Office, and Kevin Lane, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration – Boston Field Division announced today that GERALD J. SADKOWSKI, age 30, of 44B Robert Ford Road in Watertown, MA, and BRIAN M. FAULKNER, age 37, of 6 Carlton Street in Lynn, MA, were charged in a Complaint with one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

The Complaint alleges that between July and October 2008, SADKOWSKI and FAULKNER conspired to distribute oxycodone while employees of the United States Postal Service. The Complaint alleges that SADKOWSKI and FAULKNER sold oxycodone on postal property and while on-duty as postal employees.

If convicted on these charges, SADKOWSKI and FAULKNER face up to 20 years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey M. Cohen of Sullivan’s Public Corruption Unit.

The details contained in the Complaint are allegations. The defendant are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.