Parolee sent to jail for cocaine possession.

December 5, 2017

Valentine Segura with his attorney, Al Swanson, Jr.

Parolee sent to jail for cocaine possession.


By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 20-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to serve nine months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term for a cocaine possession conviction Tuesday, Dec. 5, in 51st Circuit Court.

Valentine Alejandro Segura, of 611 E. Dowland St., pleaded guilty last October to cocaine possession less than 25 grams and fourth-offense habitual offender.

Segura was on parole at the time of his offense, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’, Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT) officers recovered cocaine residue from a scale, said Segura’s attorney Al Swanson, Jr. “It’s a residue case,” Swanson said.

Because Segura was on parole at the time of the offense, no probation was ordered. He also did not receive credit for the time he has served in jail.

Segura was convicted in Oceana County’s 27th Circuit Court in January of 2016 to concurrent terms of 18 months to four years and 18 months to five years for convictions of third-degree fleeing police and second-degree home invasion.

Segura was also sentenced in Mason County in April of 2016 to serve nine months in jail concurrently to his prison term for convictions of larceny in a building and possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

In exchange for his guilty plea to the cocaine possession charge and the habitual offender designation, a marijuana possession charge was dismissed.

His jail term will run consecutively to any parole violation sanctions he receives, Spaniola said.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 12-24 months.

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