NEW HAVEN — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to two years in prison for selling cocaine stolen from packages sent through the U.S. mail system.
Federal prosecutors say 34-year-old Justin Hogan of Waterbury was sentenced Thursday in New Haven. He was arrested during a federal investigation into the use of the mail system to transport drugs from the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico to the Waterbury area.
Authorities say his brother, Edward Hogan, was a postal worker who would steal packages that appeared to contain drugs and empty them out before resealing and delivering them. The two brothers were accused of stealing more than 100 pounds of marijuana and two kilograms of cocaine and selling the drugs to third parties.
Edward Hogan is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 11.