Missouri postal worker accused of PCP-shipping scheme

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Federal prosecutors are accusing a Kansas City, Missouri postal carrier and a California man of plotting to distribute gallons of PCP through the mail.

Authorities say 64-year-old postal worker Carol Barfield and 56-year-old Michael Garrett of Victorville, California, were charged on March 29. Prosecutors announced the charges Tuesday after the defendants were arrested and appeared in court.

Prosecutors say Garrett mailed packages of PCP from Victorville to addresses on Barfield’s postal route. That’s allegedly so Barfield could mark them as delivered but keep them and divert them to intended recipients elsewhere.

Postal records showed Barfield allegedly delivered all of the packages on her route.

PCP is a hallucinogenic drug also called “angel dust.”

Online court records don’t show whether Barfield or Garrett have attorneys.