Former postal worker admits to marijuana offense in Huntington

HUNTINGTON — A former Huntington postal worker faces up to five years in federal prison for his part in a California-to-Huntington marijuana conspiracy that ended in 2018 when officers recovered a package that held about 16 pounds of marijuana.

Carl Andrew Varnum, 49, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

According to U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart, Varnum admitted that between 2015 and March 2018 he conspired with several people to distribute marijuana in Huntington. During the conspiracy, marijuana was shipped through the mail from California to Huntington. Varnum, then a postal employee, recruited a letter carrier to receive and deliver the parcels.

Once the parcels containing the drugs arrived in Huntington, the carrier delivered the parcels on his assignment delivery route.

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