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19866
Betterdaysrgone
04-22-2020
09:55 PM ET (US)
Notify supervisor or postmaster, they in turn would notify inspectors .
19865
82% Retired
04-22-2020
07:45 PM ET (US)
Yep. They were usually a step ahead of us. Best we could do is play catch up. How did you handle those packages for vacant houses?
19864
Betterdaysrgone
04-22-2020
04:24 PM ET (US)
We use to get those packages for vacant houses
19863
82% Retired
04-22-2020
10:16 AM ET (US)
Back in the 90's my pardners and I would literally remove a ton of marijuana out of the mail each year and seize hundred of thousands in cash that was forfeited to the USPIS. Arrested a bunch of people too. Those were the days when going to work was fun.
Edited 04-22-2020 03:02 PM
19862
drb
04-22-2020
08:20 AM ET (US)
IM'ed with a friend the other day who's a carrier in Canada. she was complaining about all the weed pkgs she had to deliver. omg, it's legal to mail it there
19861
Moses Returns
04-22-2020
07:14 AM ET (US)
Yes P'cola. The new breed of Inspectors are overwhelmed. After Colorado legalized USPS became the conduit for marijuana nationwide. I cannot even imagine how much goes through our system.
19860
82% Retired
04-22-2020
01:15 AM ET (US)
I am gunna call it a night.
19859
82% Retired
04-22-2020
01:14 AM ET (US)
We never got excited about a lid going to an old lady. However, we had to seize it. She would have to find some other way to help with her glaucoma.
19858
82% Retired
04-22-2020
01:11 AM ET (US)
You are in P'cola right?
19857
82% Retired
04-22-2020
01:10 AM ET (US)
Thanks for your response and input. This program is a bit different in that they are not separating the wheat from the chaff. The IS is putting the burden on regular postal employees to do the work they should be doing. Every year my homies and I would seize, a conservative estimate, a ton om marijuana and hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug proceeds from the mail. the difference is we decided which parcels should be presented to a narcotics canine. This new breed of inspectors seem to have gotten lazy. I am at a loss of words to explain how much this upsets me.
19856
Moses Returns
04-22-2020
12:44 AM ET (US)
Never heard of it. In the early 80s I was casing for the route and was suddenly hit with a strong odor that I somehow instinctively recognized as marijuana. I pulled back through what I had cased and found a letter/spr that had what must have been about an ounce and a half of the devil weed or a convincing smell alike substance. I informed my supervisor, who contacted the Inspectors. He came back to me and told me that he had been told it was first class mail and was sealed against inspection, deliver it. I did, to an old lady must have been 70.
We often smell it now. Parcels are often set aside, by whom I do not know. I do not know how they are chosen, I have never been instructed to set anything aside myself. From what I understand these parcels are taken to the inspectors office and local law enforcement brings in K9. What happens from there I did not know. I guess that link lays out the proper procedure. Looks like the mailer or addressee is notified and makes the decision they think best. Looks like USPS would just lay up on the theory that once they have given notice it is similar to any other notified parcel. The customer can request redelivery or show up to claim their package. I doubt there are many takers.
Edited 04-22-2020 03:58 PM
19855
82% Retired
04-21-2020
11:22 PM ET (US)
Oops! Here is the link.

https://www.uspsoig.gov/document/us-postal...-marijuana-packages
19854
82% Retired
04-21-2020
11:20 PM ET (US)
Moses I actually have a very serious question to ask you and your fellow mail handlers. I just became aware of a new program that my former colleges came up with that I am still having trouble believing. It is called the Administrative non-mailability Program or ANP. This is a program where postal employees who in the course of handling parcels come across one they believe may contain.. wait for it, wait for it marijuana. They then are asked to take it to a designated storage area for an inspector to look it over and decide what what to do with it. I have provided a link to the OIG audit. It makes for some interesting reading. The reason I am asking y'all for help is I believe as do my former inspector coworkers that worked drug interdiction (we are all retired) that this is blatantly illegal. If you take the time to read the audit, I believe you too will conclude this is a clear case(s) of willful delay of mail in violation of Title 18, USC, Section 1703.
19853
Moses Returns
04-21-2020
08:53 PM ET (US)
I never minded Tour 3 back then. Would get up and go to the beach mornings. Was living with a girl that worked it too. Made it easier. But one day off did not allow you to do much. I hit weekends pretty quick.
19852
Moses Returns
04-21-2020
08:50 PM ET (US)
How many shekels did you lose today Muffy?
19851
82% Retired
04-21-2020
08:40 PM ET (US)
I hated the rotating days off too. Seems every time my "long weekend" came around I had to work Saturday. I hated Tour 3 most of all.
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