25-year-old Gabriel Anno, an Indiana mailman, was arrested after authorities discovered that he was carrying a significant number of drugs, multiple firearms and thousands of dollars of cash.
Anno was apprehended by officers and transported to a local facility after multiple questionable items were discovered on his person, including: over a pound of marijuana, multiple grams of cocaine, several ounces of liquid codeine, almost 400 Xanax pills, a Glock semiautomatic handgun, a machine pistol and almost $2,000 in bills.
He was subsequently booked into a local jail on charges of dealing weed, dealing illegal substances, possessing cocaine, possessing a machine gun and possessing controlled substances.
Prosecuting attorney Daniel Askren revealed that Anno has also been charged with upholding a public nuisance and official delinquency, according reports.
Gabriel Anno has since been released from jail after paying his $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to be back in court within the next few weeks where he will learn his fate.
Surprisingly, this is not the first instance of a postal worker being caught up in a situation that resulted in their arrest for delivering illegal items through the system.
Back in 2016, 40-year-old Jermaine Sandifer was arrested after he was suspected to have been receiving and delivering packages that contained up to two kilograms of cocaine in exchange for thousands of dollars as payment.
Prosecutors revealed that Sandifer’s the drug-laden packages would be shipped to the post office where he worked from countries such as Puerto Rico and they were addressed to various locations throughout The Bronx, New York. It is alleged that Sandifer, who was also known as Amigo to his cohorts, brought in between $1,000 and $5,000 per illegal package that he transported.
If convicted of his crimes, Gabriel Anno could face a significant amount of time behind bars.