What You Need To Know!
- A 64-year-old woman named Joanne Segovia has been accused of having 61 shipments of controlled substances sent to her residence from countries such as China, Hungary, India, and Singapore.
- Segovia allegedly planned the logistics for receiving and sending the goods using her home and work computers, as well as encrypted WhatsApp communications.
- Segovia could receive a 20-year prison term and a fine of up to $250,000.
A 64-year-old woman named Joanne Segovia has been accused of receiving at least 61 shipments of controlled substances at her home in San Jose, California. According to court documents, the shipments came from countries such as China, Hungary, India, and Singapore and were labeled as “Wedding Party Gifts,” “Gift Cosmetics,” or “Chocolate and Sweets.”
Five of these shipments, which were seized by police starting in January 2019, contained thousands of dollars’ worth of pills, including the synthetic opioids Tramadol and Tapentadol.
Segovia allegedly used her home and work computers, as well as encrypted WhatsApp communications, to plan the logistics of receiving and sending the goods.
Despite being questioned by federal investigators in February, Segovia continued to order controlled substances. One package containing valeryl fentanyl, which is believed to have come from China and was labeled as a “clock,” was seized by federal investigators in Kentucky earlier this month.
The San Jose Police Association has confirmed that Segovia is one of their civilian employees, and they have been cooperating fully with federal authorities investigating the case. If found guilty, Segovia could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.