LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A United States Postal Service highway contract worker has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for theft of mail and distribution of Oxycodone.
According to a news release by the U.S. Attorney's Office Joshua Salsman, 32, was arrested on July 5, 2012 following an investigation into numerous mailed letter containing gift cards and prescription drugs that had gone missing. Salsman pleaded guilty to four charges in October.
The plea agreement says Salsman stole greeting cards and gift cards from a mail route and admitted to stealing prescription drugs from a mail route that originated at the Louisville V.A. Hospital. The news release also states he intentionally possessed Oxycodone with the intent to distribute the drug with a prescription form that was stolen from the mail.
Salsman, who is from Hardin County, Kentucky, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release after his 33-month prison term is served.