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A former mail carrier in Greenbrier County admitted to dealing drugs on the job, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin reports.

Jack Edwin McCoy, 30, of White Sulphur Springs, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Charleston to using a telephone in February to set up a drug deal, then selling a suboxone strip to an individual in Ronceverte who was cooperating with authorities, all while he was on the job.

McCoy, who is no longer employed by the Postal Service, faces up to four years in prison and a $250,000 fine at sentencing, Goodwin said. His case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and the Greenbrier Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

Also in Charleston, Douglas Edward Morris, 42, of Shady Spring, pleaded guilty to crossing state lines to facilitate a crime and to possession of a controlled substance.

Morris admitted to driving from Shady Spring to Camden, N.J. In April 2013 for heroin. Upon his return he said he sold some and hid the remainder, intending to distribute it at a later time. He also told the court he still had a quantity of the drug in his home a month later and he'd planned to use it.

He faces up to seven years in prison and a fine of between $2,500 and $500,000 at sentencing, Goodwin said. His case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Raleigh County Sheriff's Department Drug Unit and the FBI.