A California man who partnered with a Postal Service letter carrier to deliver gallons of PCP to Kansas City was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison.
Michael Garrett, 57, of Victorville, Calif., pleaded guilty in September to federal charges of conspiracy to distribute the psychedelic drug and using a telephone to distribute drugs.
Co-defendant Carol Barfield, 65, a former letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Kansas City, pleaded guilty last month for her participation in the scheme to distribute the drugs. Her sentencing date has not been set.
Between November 2015 and last March, Garrett mailed packages containing 64-ounce plastic bottles of PCP from California to addresses that were on Barfield’s postal route.
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Barfield, who formerly lived in the Kansas City area, would mark the packages as delivered and then take them to an acquaintance of Garrett or to Garrett himself, who sometimes flew to Kansas City after mailing the packages.
Federal agents received a tip about Garrett and Barfield early this year and began the investigation that included undercover surveillance of Garrett mailing packages in California and Barfield picking up the packages and delivering them, according to court documents.