"Three Blind Mice" San Diego Man Sentenced For Mailing Meth To Distributors

September 17, 2017

 

 Syndicated by: Montana News

BOSTON – Leonard Leseman, 58, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo S. Sorokin to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release.  In June 2017, Leseman pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. 

 

From approximately 2011 through October 2013, Leseman supplied methamphetamine to co-defendant Robert Annette, by sending packages containing methamphetamine through the United States mail. 

 

In 2012, a Postal Inspector, conducting a routine drug interdiction, located a suspicious package sent by Leseman and addressed to a fictitious name at Annette’s Somerville residence.

 

When the Inspector attempted to deliver the package, Annette refused receipt.  From then on, Annette arranged for a network of friends to receive the packages.  In total, Leseman mailed more than 30 packages containing methamphetamine to various addresses provided by Annette.

 

 During the investigation, law enforcement officers also seized packages containing methamphetamine that Leseman sent to customers in Washington, D.C., and Carnegie, Penn.

 

Leseman and Annette communicated via text message to discuss the logistics for orders, shipments and payments.  For example, regarding a package that Leseman sent Annette, Leseman advised him: “You’ll see 3 blind mice eating ice cream.” 

 

After Leseman mailed the package from San Diego, Postal Inspectors in Massachusetts seized the package and opened it pursuant to a search warrant.  Inside the package were three toy mice and an ice cream maker with four ounces of methamphetamine hidden inside.

 

To date, five individuals, including Leseman, have pleaded guilty to participating in the conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Scott Hill, formerly of Randolph, was sentenced to 42 months in prison in April 2017, and Steven Marszalkowski, formerly of Provincetown, was sentenced to 13 months in prison in August 2017.  Larry Ligocki, of Chelsea, and Annette, of Somerville, are awaiting sentencing.

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