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UPS manager accused of stealing package, sells the drugs inside

Authorities hoped to enlist the aid of a UPS manager in intercepting a package of marijuana. Instead, investigators say, the manager took matters into her own hands.

Rather than let police know a package in her store contained suspected drugs, Anna K. Wright of Atlanta is accused of stealing the pot, selling it, and then lying about what she did.

According to the U.S. District Attorney's Office, Wright, 33,  was alerted that a package could arrive for a particular mail box. When it did, authorities wanted Wright to contact them.

A package did arrive. But Wright apparently decided to take the package, which contained several pounds of marijuana. She then sold it for profit, according to the charges.

“Not only did this defendant abuse her position as a UPS Store manager by stealing a package, she then distributed marijuana found in the package and lied to the federal agents.” said U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

Wright is charged with making false statements to federal authorities and with distributing marijuana. Each of the charges carry a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. She made an initial court appearance Friday afternoon.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is investigating the case.