APD: Man under house arrest sold weapons and drugs outside his apartment

Firearms and drugs seized Tuesday in an undercover operation in northeast Albuquerque. (SOURCE: ODA)

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A Sandoval County judge placed Immanuel Segura under house arrest on a GPS monitor as he awaited trial in a shooting case. The judge then returned the 18-year-old to the custody of his brother, who lived in Albuquerque.

Over the next month, according to court records, Segura “maintained acceptable communication” with his pretrial officer and did not violate house arrest.

Authorities say it’s because Segura had no reason to leave. Albuquerque police said he and his brother were selling guns and drugs from their northeast Albuquerque apartment.

Immanuel Segura, 18, and Santiago Segura-Fresquez, 21, were arrested on Tuesday. Both are charged with trafficking in controlled substances.

Segura and Segura-Fresquez were reserved at the Metropolitan Detention Center. It is unclear whether either has an attorney.

At the time of his arrest, according to 13th Judicial District Court records, Segura was under house arrest and wearing a GPS ankle monitor as he awaited trial on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in a December 2021 shooting. .

APD sent out a press release about Segura’s arrest, saying he was selling drugs and guns from his Desert Willow Apartments because he “isn’t allowed to leave” due to the ankle monitor.

Santiago Segura Fresquez (MDC)

APD spokeswoman Rebecca Atkins said undercover officers purchased hundreds of fentanyl pills from the pair before obtaining a warrant to search the apartment near Alameda and Jefferson.

Atkins said authorities found 3,900 fentanyl pills, 82 grams of methamphetamine, two shotguns, an AR-15 rifle, three pistols, thousands of cartridges, $2,000 in cash and eight county deputy badges. of stolen Sandoval.

APD leader Harold Medina said in a statement that the case is “exactly why I have criticized the courts for using GPS ankle monitors to protect the public from violent suspects.”

The release came a day after Medina slammed 2nd Judicial District Judge Stanley Whitaker for releasing the suspect in two separate Albuquerque homicides on an ankle monitor. “The risk to the public is too high,” Medina said in Wednesday’s statement.

In a notice of alleged breach of bail conditions filed Wednesday, a pretrial services officer wrote that Segura had “maintained acceptable communication with this officer and received no GPS violations” prior to his arrest.

A public safety assessment of Segura’s latest charge recommends he be released on his own recognizance, though a judge will make the final decision. Prosecutors have filed a motion to hold him until trial, calling the 18-year-old a dangerous person “directly profiting from harming our community”.

Immanuel Segura (MDC)

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