BANGOR — A former U.S. Postal Service employee was  sentenced to two weeks in jail for taking packages with prescription drugs intended for veterans and giving them to a co-worker.

Forty-year-old Heather Buck was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. She pleaded guilty earlier this month to a federal misdemeanor charge of obstruction of the mail.

The Bangor Daily News reported that Buck took packages containing prescription drugs off a conveyor belt and gave them to a co-worker at the postal sorting facility in Hampden.

The co-worker, 39-year-old Christopher McBride, of Bangor, pleaded guilty in September to theft of mail by a U.S. postal employee. He said he stole the drugs for his own use.