San Jose is in shock after the recent arrest of Joanne Segovia, the Police Union Director for San Jose Police Officers’ Association (SJPOA). According to reports from the Washington Examiner, Segovia was arrested for smuggling fentanyl into the country, using her personal and official computers to make thousands of illegal pills, which she planned to distribute.
Police Union Director Charged With Smuggling Fentanyl To The US https://t.co/AkAh1WmzpC
— US Burning (@UsBurning) March 30, 2023
It gets even worse – Segovia ordered drugs from all over the world with fake titles such as “Wedding Party Favors,” “Chocolate and Sweets,” and “Gift Makeup,” as the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Northern California discovered. The worst part is that she used her position at SJPOA to distribute these illegal drugs.
Joanne Segovia, exec director of @ProtectSanJose, the San Jose police union, charged by @USAO_NDCA w/ordering thousands of opioids & other pills to her home – using office & personal computers – and distributing them across U.S., per @HSISanFrancisco pic.twitter.com/ZQYbpu1Wl9
— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) March 30, 2023
When authorities intercepted it, they found shipments from all over the world, including Hong Kong, India, and Singapore. This allegation is a serious one, and Segovia may face a maximum sentence of twenty years and a fine of up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, the Justice Department said.
This arrogance is appalling, especially since Segovia has allegedly used WhatsApp, an encrypted messaging software, with a phone number with an Indian country code to facilitate shipments. This is an especially despicable act because it has been proven to increase addiction, overdose rates, and death rates among Americans.
It is disgusting how a person who should be working to maintain the law would actively break it, and that the narcotics were destined to destroy so many lives. Instead of being a dedicated public servant, Segovia has been shown to be an enemy of the state and a danger to society as a whole.
The question now is how much liability will SJPOA assume for allowing this to happen on their watch? The San Jose Police Officers’ Association did not immediately respond to Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment. Nonetheless, we discuss the circumstances in which an organization can be held accountable for the illegal activities of its employees.
It is imperative that we find justice for this immoral and illicit action, and we hope that SJPOA will take extensive action against anyone that betrays the trust bestowed upon them by taxpayers who put their faith in them.