BOSTON – A Winchester man was sentenced today for robbing and assaulting a federal postal worker and cocaine distribution.
Raymond Acevedo, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to five years in prison and four years of supervised release. Acevedo was also ordered to pay a fine of $10,000. On June 28, 2021, Acevedo pleaded guilty to one count of robbing a federal postal worker, one count of assaulting a federal postal worker and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
On Oct. 24, 2019, a uniformed U.S. postal worker attempted to deliver an Express Mail package from Puerto Rico to an addressee in Dorchester. The postal worker was unable to locate the addressee and was returning to his vehicle when Acevedo approached the postal worker and demanded the package. When the postal worker would not give Acevedo the package, Acevedo violently assaulted the postal worker and took the package. The postal worker used his phone to take pictures of Acevedo, the stolen package and the vehicle Acevedo was driving. Acevedo then attacked the postal worker and took his phone, which the postal worker attempted to retrieve along with the stolen package and another fight ensued. As the postal worker and Acevedo were fighting over the package, police arrived and arrested Acevedo. The postal worker was transferred to a local hospital for the injuries he received during the altercation.
On Oct. 25, 2019, law enforcement officers opened the package pursuant to a federal search warrant and seized approximately 1.390 kilograms of cocaine.
Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Ketty Larco-Ward, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Field Division; and Boston Police Acting Commissioner Gregory Long made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Mendell’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.