Prison for postal worker who didnt deliver veteran's drugs

Mail Theft Victim

MUSKEGON, MICH. - It wasn't just mail.

A military veteran in Muskegon says the postal worker who intercepted her package of prescription drugs took the medicine she needs to cope with her service related disability. And to make sure a federal judge understood how she was impacted by the crime, veteran Laurel Hill spoke in federal court Wednesday before mail carrier Samantha Gentz was sentenced.

“You had the audacity to do this to a veteran with a disability,” Hill read from her statement. “That shows exactly what kind of person you are Samantha Rose Gentz. You don't deserve a slap on the wrist.

"You don't deserve just probation.”

Hill says the federal prosecutor handling the case told her defendants guilty of this charge usually get 12 months probation.

Because of her statement, he said Samantha Gentz was sentenced to two months in federal prison and 18 months probation.

As part of the plea deal, she was not charged with stealing over 350 units of the opioid hydrocodone from mail packages.

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