A hearing on a motion filed in the case of one of four people arrested in the summer as part of an alleged drug ring was continued Dec. 30 because “new developments” have affected negotiations in the case, according to documents filed in Miami County Common Pleas Court.
A hearing had been scheduled on a motion to suppress evidence in the case of Aleesha Segura-White, 22, of Tipp City. She was arrested in August along with Erick Segura, 24, of Tipp City; Mario Enrique Segura, 32, of Tipp City; and Jose Baraja, 34, formerly of Huber Heights.
Charges were filed against four others who have not been located.
Law enforcement officials said the drug ring allegedly imported large amounts of heroin and methamphetamines into Miami and three surrounding counties from Mexico.
Prosecutors and the lawyer for Aleesha Segura-White requested the hearing continuance. They stated what was described only as “new developments” had affected both parties’ negotiations in the case. The nature of the new developments was not disclosed.
Aleesha Segura White asked the court to ban from use in court all evidence seized from 1300 Chestnut St., Tipp City, Dec. 11, 2013. She claimed there was lack of probable cause to support a search warrant. “The affidavit in support of the search warrant was based on conclusions rather than facts,” Segura-White’s lawyer, J. David Turner argued in the motion. The motion also asks for a ban on use of any evidence from Global Positioning System monitors and cell phone seized along with any statements she made.
The cases are being handled by Judge Jeannine Pratt.