Zechariah Morgan will serve one year of supervised probation, pay a special assessment of $25, and pay $398.64 in restitution, according to the sentence handed down by U.S. Magistrate Judge Teresa McKee in Lander.
Morgan also must perform 50 hours of community service, pay child support, submit to substance abuse testing, and receive cognitive behavioral treatment, McKee ordered.
In December, he pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of destruction of mail, and the government dismissed one misdemeanor count of desertion of mails at the sentencing hearing.
If the case had gone to trial and he had been convicted, Morgan could have been sentenced to up to a year imprisonment, a $100,000 fine and up to a year of supervised release after custody for each count.
The case started when a U.S. Postal Service contractor in Lander reported a customer in South Pass City said she saw her mail carrier discarding mail in a trash can on Sept. 18, according to an affidavit by a postal inspector.