STERLING, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say they recovered more than 26,000 pieces of undelivered mail in northeastern Colorado and arrested a former Postal Service worker.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday the recovered mail was addressed to people in Sterling and Fort Morgan. Authorities haven’t said where or how they found it.READ MORE: Heat and Haze Causes Front Range Air Quality To Drop Amid Some Of The Worst In The Country
Twenty-two-year-old Tayson Adam Hidalgo of Sterling is charged with delaying or destroying mail between October 2014 and April 2016.
He didn’t immediately return a telephone message left by The Associated Press.READ MORE: Auto Repair Students Help Denver Police Tackle Growing Catalytic Converter Theft Problem
If convicted, Hidalgo faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He’s free on an unsecured $5,000 bond and is due in court on Oct. 25.
A meeting is scheduled in Sterling on Nov. 7 to brief residents on when the mail will be delivered.MORE NEWS: Planned Power Outage: Douglas County Residents Should Expect Drop In Power
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