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California Police Union Director Charged with importing Opioids

She allegedly disguised them as chocolates and wedding favors

The executive director of a police union in California has been placed on leave and is facing federal charges after allegedly importing drugs from overseas and distributing them throughout the country.

Joanne Marian Segovia, 64, ordered thousands of synthetic opioids including valeryl fentanyl that were disguised as chocolates, wedding favors and makeup, according to the criminal complaint filed Monday by the Office of the United States Attorney.

Segovia, who serves as the executive director of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association (SJPOA), allegedly used her personal and office computers to order the opioids and made shipments using the union’s UPS account, the complaint said.

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