Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Executive director of the San Jose Police Officers' Association charged with attempting to import opioids for sale


The complaint alleges that between October 2015 and January of this year, [she] had at least 61 shipments mailed to her home. Countries of origin included Hong Kong, Hungary, India, and Singapore. The manifests for these shipments declared the contents of the packages with labels like "Wedding Party Favors," "Gift Makeup," or "Chocolate and Sweets." However, between July 2019 and last January, officials intercepted and opened five of these shipments and found that they contained thousands of pills of controlled substances, including the synthetic opioids Tramadol and Tapentadol, which are similar to fentanyl. 


According to the complaint, [she] continued to order controlled substances even after being interviewed by federal investigators last month.