Armed Drug Courier, Jose Alberto Seguy Sentenced in Methamphetamine, Heroin Case
(STL.News) United States Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Jose Alberto Seguy, 24, of Brownsville, Texas, was sentenced today for his participation in the transportation of approximately 32 kilograms of methamphetamine ice and five kilograms of heroin from Texas to Atlanta, Georgia during January of 2020. Seguy pled guilty to federal charges of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin, and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking felony in May of 2020.
According to documents filed in connection with his guilty plea, Seguy was the passenger in a truck stopped northbound on I-65 on January 9, 2020 by the Saraland Police Department. Seguy told officers he had a pistol in the car but no valid permit to carry it. A drug dog alerted on the rear of the truck for the presence of narcotics. Further investigation and a search of the truck revealed three large fire extinguishers and two vehicle batteries which appeared to have after-market seams and welds. Inside one of the batteries officers found five kilograms of heroin, and inside the fire extinguishers, officers found approximately 30 kilograms of methamphetamine.