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Former Cheney-area mail carrier accused of dumping mail said he was 'too overwhelmed' to deliver it

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Logan Wedemeyer faces an obstructing of mail charges Logan Wedemeyer faces an obstructing of mail charges
CHENEY, Wash. -

Nearly two years after the initial investigation began, charges are being brought against a former Cheney-area mail carrier accused of dumping approximately 2,000 pieces of mail in the summer of 2014. 

According to documents filed in federal court this week, the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General began investigating mail carrier Logan Wedemeyer in July 2014 when a post office supervisor contacted them about missing mail. The supervisor said her office began receiving numerous complaints from customers about missing mail on Wedemeyer's routes. Earlier in the month, two different customers brought in mail that was still rubber-banded together and found in two different locations. 

Later in the month, a police officer brought two garbage bags full of mail into the post office. The mail was addressed to customers in Wedemeyer's delivery area. 

Agents interviewed Wedemeyer about the discarded mail and he admitted to dumping mail from his assigned routes on three separate occasions because he was "too overwhelmed." Wedemeyer then directed the agents to another location in Cheney where he dumped mail. 

The total number of first class letters, periodicals,parcels and flats recovered was approximately 1,556. This does not include the recovered standard rate mail, which totaled approximately 600 pieces. 

Wedemeyer now faces a charge of obstruction of mail. If convicted he could face imprisonment of not more than six months, a fine of not more than $5,000, or both. 

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