A postal employee in Indianapolis, Indiana named Jeffrey Yardley was recently caught in the act of cutting open packages sent to Veterans with their medications including Vicodin and Oxycodone. The Post Office had received reports that 17 VA drug parcel had gone missing. He has been charged with theft, official misconduct, as well as possession and dealing of a controlled substance.
Comparisons have been drawn between his actions and that of Dan Schwomeyer – also an Indianapolis postal worker who cut open packages and stole medications in his mail truck. After reviewing assignment and attendance records, postal officials determined that Schwomeyer was likely working the route where the drugs were stolen on the dates they were taken. They installed a camera in the cab of his truck and caught him taking pills out of bottles.
For more on these stories, see: http://www.fox59.com/news/wxin-mail-drug-theft-postal-worker-accused-of-stealing-selling-drugs-from-parcels-sent-to-injured-veterans-20110321,0,238685.story; http://www.theindychannel.com/news/22315146/detail.html.; http://www.wthr.com/story/14302661/veterans-angered-over-post-office-drug-theft