Amazon suspends third party delivery driver after packages found in dumpster in St. Johns County

Amazon said a local delivery driver was suspended after packages were found in a dumpster in St. Johns County.

The suspension comes after Action News Jax pressed Amazon for answers when a deputy with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office was told by an employee they wouldn’t be able to track down the driver.

Amazon said the suspended driver, whose name was not released, was employed by a third-party delivery service provider.

Action News Jax first reported Tuesday that a deputy spoke with the security desk and HR at a local fulfillment center.

The report said the deputy was told repeatedly they would never be able to determine who the delivery driver was. 

Amazon said the deputy who wrote the report spoke to an employee who doesn’t handle deliveries.

The company said the right team got in touch with law enforcement, and they are now are working with them to investigate.

The online retail giant said they have processes to help determine the carrier assigned to a package. 

Action News Jax spoke with an Amazon Flex delivery driver who said they are required to scan packages before they leave the warehouse.

The driver, who asked we hide her identity to protect her job, said Amazon can use bar codes and scans to figure out who the delivery driver was.

Amazon said it contacted impacted customers.