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Suspended Victor postal carrier now faces drug charge

A suspended U.S. Postal Service worker,accused of stealing gift cards and cash from holiday mail was arrested today by state police for allegedly possessing a narcotic drug.

James J. Ludwig, 45, of Fairport, is charged with seventh-degreee criminal possession of an undisclosed controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor. Calls placed to state police to learn the drug involved had not been returned by this evening.

According to a state police release, Ludwig was allegedly in possession of the drug on Jan. 12 when first arrested at the Victor post office by members of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General (OIG), which led an investigation into missing pieces of mail from a U.S. Postal Service route in the northern part of the town of Victor.

Troopers, who assisted OIG agents Jan. 12, arrested Ludwig at his home Monday. Ludwig was processed at state police barracks in Canandaigua and issued an appearance ticket for Feb. 8 in Victor Town Court.

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