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San Jose Police Union Executive Director Charged with Smuggling Drugs into the Country for YEARS!

We HATE to see it even though we know it exists!

A San Jose authority official has been charged with smuggling drugs into the country and using police computers to manage the distribution of the illegal substances.

Joanne Marian Segovia, 64, who has worked for the San Jose Police Officers' Association for nearly 20 years, is suspected of using her home and office computers -- and even the union's UPS account -- to order and distribute thousands of opioids and other pills, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Ismail J. Ramsey and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Tatum King.

According to Bay Area NBC News, a criminal complaint was filed Monday, alleging that between October 2015 and January 2023, Segovia had at least 61 shipments mailed to her home, from locations that included Hong Kong, Hungary, India, and Singapore.

The shipments had labels that included "Wedding Party Favors," "Gift Makeup," and "Chocolate and Sweets," federal officials said.

Between July 2019 and January 2023, investigators intercepted five shipments and found thousands of pills of controlled substances, including the synthetic opioids Tramadol and Tapentadol. Certain parcels were valued at thousands of dollars' worth of drugs.

“This is an incredibly disturbing allegation. No one is above the law, regardless of who their employer is. I want to thank U.S. Attorney Ramsey and his colleagues for aggressively pursuing the sources of fentanyl coming into our communities and holding drug-dealers accountable.,” San Jose Mayor Matt Mahan said in a statement to KRON4.

Segovia was interviewed by Homeland Security agents on Feb. 1, 2023. She claimed she ordered supplements that were nothing out of the ordinary. She also refused to show agents her CashApp transaction history, per court documents.

She was interviewed again on March 14, blaming the orders on another woman whom she identified as a family friend and housekeeper who suffered from a substance abuse disorder. According to Homeland Security, she made inconsistent statements about whether the woman had access to her cell phone.

Segovia later gave officers access to her WhatsApp account. Hundreds of messages referred to “soma” or “orange pills.” After Segovia was told to send a package to a woman in North Carolina in 2021, an image shows a UPS receipt with the signature “J Segovia” and the return address is 1151 North Fourth Street — the address of the SJPOA.

Through it all, Segovia is said to still be trying to maintain her innocence.

People in urban neighborhoods around the country have said FOR YEARS that the drugs, and often weapons, are brought to their areas by law enforcement and those connected to them. Now, we see it's still taking place after all this time.

Segovia is charged with attempting to unlawfully import valeryl fentanyl, a fentanyl analogue. If convicted, she faces a maximum prison sentence of 20 years.



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