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A small-town Pennsylvania police chief gets a slap on the wrist for pilfering heroin to feed his habit, a former North Carolina cop gets caught partying in a church parking lot at midnight, and more.

In San Jose, California, the executive director of the San Jose Police Officers Association was arrested last Tuesday on charges she used her home and office to facilitate a massive drug smuggling ring that shipped drugs nationwide, including a new form of fentanyl disguised as clock parts. Joanne Marian Segovia, 64, went down after federal agents investigating a network that moved large amounts of drug seized a phone from a suspected trafficker and found encrypted message between her and the trafficker on it. Investigators were able to find records of packages arriving from China, India, and other countries that contained Adderall, Tramadol, Ambien, and fentanyl. When confronted by investigators, Segovia blamed her housekeeper and insisted she worked "for the police department." She is set for a court appearance on charges connected to unlawfully importing a controlled substance, which carries up to 20 years in federal prison.

In Oakboro, North Carolina, a former Oakboro and Locust police officer was arrested last Saturday on a slew of drug charges after a deputy found her sitting in a vehicle in a church parking lot with no lights on around midnight. Rachel Armstrong, 39, and a male passenger both went down after the deputy searched their vehicle after smelling alcohol and marijuana and found marijuana, LSD, and cocaine. Armstrong got hit with 12 charges including felony possession of marijuana, two counts of trafficking in LSD and cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver (PWISD) cocaine and possessing marijuana paraphernalia. She was also charged with misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon. At last report, she was in the Stanly County jail on a $2 million bond.

In Pittsburg, a former Elizabeth police chief was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in home detention and four years' probation for stealing heroin from his police department. Timothy Butler was accused of stealing hundreds of bricks and bundles of heroin from the Elizabeth Borough Police Department for his own use from June 2017 to December 2018. He had pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government property in December.

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