Posted: Aug 28, 2012 5:44 PM by Joe Bevans
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a New Jersey letter carrier used her mail route to courier packages of cocaine for Puerto Rican drug traffickers. Christina Nunez is charged with conspiracy with intent to distribute cocaine and mail theft. The 30-year-old from Lyndhurst was appointed a public defender at an initial appearance Tuesday in federal court in Newark. She didn't enter a plea. She has been released on $100,000 bail and will be subject to electronic monitoring. Nunez's boyfriend also has been arrested and charged. Federal prosecutors say Nunez has been receiving packages of cocaine that were sent to addresses along her route or to her home since October 2010. Prosecutors say she would pass the drug on to co-conspirators in Camden.