A motion to suppress evidence by a Tipp City man accused of participating in a drug ring investigators said brought large amounts of heroin and methamphetamines into the area was withdrawn Nov. 10 in Miami County Common Pleas Court.
Dayton lawyer Jon Paul Rion said he would drop the motion to suppress for now for Eric Segura, 24. Rion indicated he was talking with prosecutors about a possible plea agreement.
Segura, who attended a brief hearing before Judge Jeannine Pratt, also agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial.
He was among eight indicted by a county grand jury and among three arrested Aug. 31 on the indictments. A fourth defendant was arrested Sept. 1. The others remain at large.
The indictments accused Segura and others with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, conspiracy to engage in corrupt activity, aggravated funding of drug trafficking and aggravated money laundering along with possession of drugs (heroin, cocaine, meth, marijuana) and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Erick Segura has pleaded not guilty.
In a motion to suppress, Rion argued a December 2013 arrest of Segura was illegal and searches conducted were improper. Among other arguments, Rion claimed investigators had no reason to stop Segura’s vehicle on Dec. 11, 2013, and that Segura was not properly read his rights.