Sandra Lee Winkler, 51, of Milwaukee is charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance, 1 gram or less of cocaine
Sandra Lee Winkler, 51, of Milwaukee is charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance, 1 gram or less of cocaine, as well as one count of possession of a cocaine. According to the complaint, Milwaukee police and U.S. postal inspectors were following Winkler last week while she worked her route. They watched her park outside her home on S. 36th St. After Winkler went inside, another person drove up and went inside for several minutes, then drove away, the complaint says.
Winkler then left in her mail truck and was followed to the 1500 block of S. 38th St., where she met briefly with a woman and handed her something, according to the complaint. That woman then got into a car and drove away. The woman in the car later was seen smoking as her 3-year-old child sat next to her, according to the complaint. When police stopped the car, they found crack cocaine and a crack pipe in her purse. She told officers she had just gotten the crack from Winkler, her mother, the complaint says.Meanwhile, Winkler stopped near the 3800 block of W. Mitchell St. and got into the back of the truck shortly before a postal inspector opened the rear door and found her smoking crack, according to the complaint.Winkler told police that she had been using the drug daily for a couple of years and used the back of the mail truck for privacy, the complaint says.Winkler has been employed by the Postal Service eight years and will remain on leave without pay pending the criminal case, said Breck Nolin, the deputy special agent in charge of the service's inspector general's office in Illinois.If convicted of delivery of the drug, Winkler would face up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines. The second count comes with penalties of up to a year in jail and $5,000 in fines. Her driving privileges could be suspended up to five years on each count. Any revocation imposed