The ex-husband of a police union executive charged with running a fentanyl smuggling operation said that although she cheated on him, she had ‘never broken the law in her life’ and ‘never did a drug.’

San Jose grandmother, Joanne Segovia, executive director of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association, was charged with unlawfully importing fentanyl according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court Monday.

Her former husband Doug Evans, 66, told DailyMail.com he was shocked to learn of the prosecutors’ allegations against his 64-year-old ex.

‘I can’t believe that she would be involved in a smuggling operation,’ he said in an exclusive interview from his Indiana home.

‘I just can’t believe that’s her. She never broke the law in her life. She just wasn’t that type of person. She wouldn’t even get a traffic ticket.

‘She never did a drug in her life. We were married for 20 years,’ he said. ‘I just don’t believe it, something’s not right.

San Jose grandmother, Joanne Segovia, executive director of the San Jose Police Officers' Association, was charged with unlawfully importing fentanyl according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court Monday

San Jose grandmother, Joanne Segovia, executive director of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association, was charged with unlawfully importing fentanyl according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court Monday

Her former husband Doug Evans, 66, told DailyMail.com he was shocked to learn of the prosecutors' allegations against his 64-year-old ex. 'She never did a drug in her life. We were married for 20 years,' he said. 'I just don't believe it, something's not right'

Her former husband Doug Evans, 66, told DailyMail.com he was shocked to learn of the prosecutors’ allegations against his 64-year-old ex. ‘She never did a drug in her life. We were married for 20 years,’ he said. ‘I just don’t believe it, something’s not right’ 

‘I know she worked for the police department. So that’s pretty bad,’ he added. ‘She got on with the police department, and she was very happy with that job when she got it.’

Evans revealed that their marriage ended in 2000 when Joanne allegedly cheated on him with her current husband, Dom Segovia.

‘Dominic’s wife worked with me and Joanne at a Deluxe Check Printers. Dominic’s wife passed away. At the time, Joanne was the employee liaison for the company,’ the Evansville-based retiree said.

‘She started working with Dom, getting all the affairs in order. They started meeting with each other over that and it just grew.

‘I caught them in the truck one time. And then on New Year’s Eve they spent the weekend in Monterey together. She came back and said she wanted a divorce.’

Evans said he had not been in touch with his ex for many years and was estranged from their daughter, Jennifer, so he was not aware of her arrest or of any suspicious recent lavish spending.

 She is accused of taking part in an international scheme to bring synthetic drugs to the US and distribute them, and faces 20 years in prison if convicted, officials say (pictured: stock image of fentanyl)

Segovia 'used her personal and office (pictured) computers to order thousands of opioid and other pills to her home and agreed to distribute the drugs elsewhere in the United States' prosecutors say

Segovia ‘used her personal and office (pictured) computers to order thousands of opioid and other pills to her home and agreed to distribute the drugs elsewhere in the United States’ prosecutors say

However, photos from Joanne’s Facebook page show she and her second husband took a Valentine’s trip to a beachside resort in an undisclosed location, with photos showing blue skies and palm trees around the hotel’s several swimming pools in front of a sandy beach.

Another photos showed the Segovias toasting with cocktails at the resort’s restaurant.

‘My favorite place on my favorite day! Missing my loves back home!’ Joanne wrote on the February 14 social media post.

A little over a month later, police raided her San Jose home and office, saying they found pills and other evidence, and the police union put her on paid leave.

She is accused of taking part in an international scheme to bring synthetic drugs to the US and distribute them, and faces 20 years in prison if convicted, officials say.

Segovia ‘used her personal and office computers to order thousands of opioid and other pills to her home and agreed to distribute the drugs elsewhere in the United States’ prosecutors say.

Evans also revealed that their marriage ended in 2000 when Joanne (right) allegedly cheated on him with her current husband, Dom Segovia

Evans also revealed that their marriage ended in 2000 when Joanne (right) allegedly cheated on him with her current husband, Dom Segovia

‘She started working with Dom (pictured with Joanne), getting all the affairs in order. They started meeting with each other over that and it just grew. I caught them in the truck one time. And then on New Year’s Eve they spent the weekend in Monterey together. She came back and said she wanted a divorce,’ Evans said 

Evans said he had not been in touch with his ex for many years and was estranged from their daughter, Jennifer (pictured with her husband Nick and Joanne)

Evans said he had not been in touch with his ex for many years and was estranged from their daughter, Jennifer (pictured with her husband Nick and Joanne) 

The filed complaint says that between October 2015 and January 2023 Segovia had at least 61 shipments mailed to her home from China, Hungary, India, Canada, Spain and Singapore.

She allegedly disguised the packages with labels including ‘Wedding Party Favors’, ‘Gift Makeup,’ ‘Food Supplement,’ and ‘Chocolate and Sweets’.

Drug investigators say they intercepted ‘thousands of pills of controlled substances, including the synthetic opioids Tramadol and Tapentadol,’ with values of thousands of dollars.

Segovia referred to her police union job in WhatsApp messages with an India cell phone number coordinating the shipments, the court documents claimed.

Evans said he was not aware of her arrest or of any suspicious recent lavish spending. However, photos from Joanne's Facebook page show she and her second husband took a Valentine's trip to a beachside resort in an undisclosed location (pictured)

Evans said he was not aware of her arrest or of any suspicious recent lavish spending. However, photos from Joanne's Facebook page show she and her second husband took a Valentine's trip to a beachside resort in an undisclosed location (pictured)

Evans said he was not aware of her arrest or of any suspicious recent lavish spending. However, photos from Joanne’s Facebook page show she and her second husband took a Valentine’s trip to a beachside resort in an undisclosed location (pictured)

Another photos showed the Segovias toasting with cocktails at the resort's restaurant (pictured)

Another photos showed the Segovias toasting with cocktails at the resort’s restaurant (pictured)

On June 14 2021 she wrote: ‘Sorry, i had 50 new officers starting today so if I’ve been tied up all morning. I’ll be back on the office within an hour and I’ll take care of all of it!’ according to the criminal complaint.

Other texts suggested her female family member may have been involved in handling the drugs.

‘I need to send you $900 for the orange pills that are on their way’ she allegedly wrote on July 4, 2022. ‘My [family member] is going on vacation so I want to give her enough to last but that is going to make me short, do you know when they are coming?’

Prosecutors included photos of PayPal website receipts, and a UPS shipping receipt to her office address.

Segovia’s son-in-law and Jennifer’s husband, Nick Hansen, told DailyMail.com that the family was ‘absolutely not’ going to comment on the charges.



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