Former MDC guard in federal court for drug trafficking

Lucas Segura
Former MDC guard in federal court for drug trafficking.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A former guard at the Metro Detention Center was in federal court Thursday to face drug trafficking charges.

Lucas Segura, 22, was arrested back in April after he admitted to smuggling heroin into MDC.

Drugs were also found under the driver’s seat of his vehicle parked outside the jail.

He had worked at MDC since 2012.

Segura faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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