Sirius XM DJ and mail carrier indicted for drug trafficking: DA

Sirius XM DJ and mail carrier indicted for drug trafficking: DA
A package containing drugs that was allegedly mailed to homes on Lewis' mail route. Authorities said that a drug trafficking plot involved the shipping of cocaine and fentanyl from Southern California to addresses in New York via the U.S. Postal Service. (Photo courtesy of the Nassau County District Attorney)

Police have indicted a postal worker from Rockville Centre and a Sirius XM disc jockey from Queens for participating in a drug trafficking network, announced District Attorney Anne Donnelly.

Authorities said Lance Holmes, 40, of Queens, also known as DJ Love Dinero on Sirius XM, worked with mail carrier Adrianna Lewis, 31, of Rockville Centre, to get cocaine and fentanyl over the mail from California.

The two allegedly met up along the way at several locations to transfer the drugs. Police said Holmes paid Lewis $500 for each successful delivery. The suspected trafficking plot did not involve the residents of the Hempstead addresses.

Holmes faces charges of operating as a major trafficker, attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree and conspiracy in the second degree and fourth degrees.

Lewis faces charges of two counts of first degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, second degree conspiracy, second degree criminal facilitation, fourth degree conspiracy and fourth degree criminal facilitation.

“Lance Holmes and mail carrier Adrianna Lewis allegedly rendezvoused at multiple locations along her postal route to transfer kilograms of narcotics,” said Donnelly. “Holmes is also alleged to have used addresses in Queens, Suffolk and Manhattan to receive drug shipments.”

She called Homles’ alleged behavior “brazen.” In June, when four kilograms of cocaine believed to be on their way to him were recovered by police, she said he called the post office to ask about the package’s location.

“Dismantling the narcotics trade is difficult and dangerous work, and I thank our numerous partners for helping end the flood of illegal drugs into our county,” said Donnelly.

Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said the county will maintain its zero-tolerance approach.

“The arrests of defendants Lewis and Holmes send a clear and concise message to these dealers that we will continue our fight to eradicate illegal drug trafficking,” he said. “I would like to congratulate all of the assisting agencies and their investigators on a job well done.”

If found guilty, Holmes may be given a term of 25 years to life in prison. Lewis faces a potential maximum of 20 years.

Both defendants pleaded not guilty. They are due back in court on Aug. 18.

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