A former Massachusetts post office manager who grew up in Quincy was sentenced to a year and a half in prison for intercepting a “brick of cocaine” and other drugs from the mail and selling them himself.
“I’m disgraced at my decision to be coerced into doing this and truly am sorry,” Shawn Herron, who was the manager of customer service at the Fall River Post Office, hand wrote in a statement to the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General in February 2020. “I’ve been trying to get out of the Fall River Post Office in order to get out of this nonsense and to get a fresh start.”
Herron, 47, of Whitman, was sentenced Monday by Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV in U.S. District Court in Boston to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release and to forfeit $4,000. On Oct. 22, 2021, Herron pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and one count of theft of mail by a postal employee.