A U.S. mail carrier is accused of selling a highly addictive opiate while mail was in her vehicle.
Michelle Barton Rogers, 39, of Statesville, was arrested at the main post office in Statesville last week by Iredell County narcotics investigators and U.S. Postal Inspection Service agents.
Rogers is accused of selling Opana pills to an undercover narcotics investigator in eastern Iredell County, Sheriff Darren Campbell said Friday.
Rogers was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance and sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, both felonies. She is free on $5,000 bail.
Rogers was arrested after sheriff’s drug investigators learned she was selling prescription Opana pills, Campbell said. According to the drug’s website, Opana is a pain killer that exposes patients and other users to the risks of opioid addiction, abuse and misuse, “which can lead to overdose and death.”