Joint Investigation Results In Arrest Of Frankfort Man For Dealing Fentanyl Through The Mail

A joint investigation between Frankfort officers and postal service investigators resulted in the arrest of a 21-year-old Frankfort man in connection with the distribution of illicit substances through the mail.

The Frankfort Police Department stated that the Narcotics Unit initiated an investigation in May 2024 regarding the delivery of illicit substances through the male where detectives contacted the United States Postal Inspection Service to delve into the situation in an attempt to discover the severity of the situation.

A joint investigation was launched between the two entities that resulted in the arrest of Joel Servin, 21, of rural Frankfort on charges for dealing in a narcotic drug, that was identified as fentanyl, Level 2 Felony, and possession of a narcotic drug, Level 4 Felony, police report.

The arrest reportedly occurred on July 5 through efforts from the Frankfort Police Department, United States Postal Inspection Service and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, and the case is currently under review by the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office and the U.S. District Attorney’s Office. Frankfort Police Chief Scott Shoemaker commented that the partnership between the agencies allowed for the investigation to end with desired results.

“Our narcotics unit continues to investigate criminals who are selling or attempting to sell fentanyl in our community,” Shoemaker said. “I am grateful for the collaboration with the postal inspectors to arrive at an arrest.”

The United States Postal Inspection Service dedicates itself to preventing the flow of illicit drugs through the mail, and it takes all practical measures to ensure the safety and security of the employees and American people. Postal Inspector in Charge Rodney Hopkins commented about the dedicated members of the inspection team who strive to maintain the safety of the employees and the public.

“Our inspectors work tirelessly alongside our law enforcement partners to keep dangerous drugs like fentanyl out of the mail stream and off the streets,” Hopkins said. “My compliments to the inspectors and investigators with the Frankfort Police Department and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office on a successful operation resulting in the arrest of Mr. Servin.”

The department issued a reminder that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.