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California Man Indicted for Trafficking Large Amounts of Fentanyl and Cocaine in Northampton County

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Miguel Gonzalez Segovia 33, of Mira Loma, California was charged today by indictment for trafficking illegal drugs in Northampton County, Pennsylvania on November 13, 2018.  Gonzalez Segovia is specifically charged with one count of possessing with the intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine and 400 grams or more of fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid.

“We at the Department of Justice seek to reduce the supply of illegal drugs in the United States by aggressively investigating and prosecuting national and international drug trafficking organizations,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “This will continue to be a high priority for our Office.”

“Segovia is accused of possessing with the intent to distribute a substantial amount of cocaine and fentanyl, both of which are dangerous drugs, the latter of which is a deadly synthetic opioid that was identified in over 67% of the 5,456 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2017,” said Jonathan A. Wilson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Philadelphia Field Division.  “The primary mission of our office is to target significant drug traffickers that are operating in our area and the nation at large.” 

If convicted of all counts, Gonzalez Segovia faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, with a 10-year mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, a mandatory minimum of 5-years supervised release up to a lifetime of supervised release, a $10,000,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment. 

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Pennsylvania State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly A. Lewis Fallenstein.

An indictment, information, or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated December 6, 2018

Drug Trafficking