A Texas mailman who is also the husband of the local postmaster was arrested for selling and delivering drugs on his route. Edwards Flores was busted for distributing meth on Nov. 13 after an investigation by the feds, and he’s already back out as of last week.
Reports The Smoking Gun:
Edward Flores, 39, is facing felony narcotics charges following a 10-month investigation by state investigators and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Flores, seen at right, is free on $10,000 bond.
According to cops, Flores has worked for the postal service for more than 20 years. His wife is the postmaster in Lorena, a city outside Waco where the couple lives.
During surveillance operations, investigators watched as Flores, wearing his mailman’s uniform, delivered methamphetamine. The probe of Flores–who worked from a Waco post office–was prompted by tips to law enforcement that narcotics was being sold from his residence, as well as from a U.S. Postal Service vehicle being driven by a uniformed worker.
During a raid last week at Flores’s home, cops seized methamphetamine worth $17,000.
Police say Flores had been running his little drug trafficking business for years.
Postal work and drug delivery is pretty common. In October two Florida postal workers were caught in a drug transaction at work.
Photo: McClennan County Jail