Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Postmaster, 2 Others Held in Cocaine Case

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Postmaster, 2 Others Held in Cocaine Case

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A St. Louis County police officer who stopped a rental car for speeding on Interstate 44 started the events that led to cocaine-trafficking charges against the postmaster of Greenville, Ohio, and two other people.

A bond hearing will be held Friday in Dayton for Joyce Daniels, Milton Rand and Donald Richard McCleskey Jr. Their addresses were not disclosed.

If convicted of charges of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, the three could face life in prison. Daniels has been postmaster in Greenville, 30 miles northwest of Dayton, for three years.

The case began about 4 a.m. Monday, when St. Louis County Officer James Hilderbrand stopped Daniels and Rand in their rented car on Interstate 44 near Antire Road, said Sgt. James Vollmar.

Hilderbrand pulled Rand over for speeding. When the two gave conflicting statements about their destination and recent activities in Las Vegas, Hilderbrand searched the car. He found 6 kilograms of cocaine worth about $300,000, Vollmar said. …

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