Bexar County purchasing department employee given 7 years probation in felony drug case

Nicole Segreto, 40, pleaded no contest to possession of a controlled substance 4 grams - 200 grams

Nicole Segreto, 40, was sentenced to seven years probation on Friday. (Joshua Saunders, KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County purchasing department employee was given seven years probation after pleading no contest late last week to a felony drug charge, court records confirm.

Nicole Segreto, 40, will remain on probation until April 2030 and will also be required to go through random drug screenings, records show.

Prosecutors on Friday moved forward with a reduced charge against Segreto: possession of a controlled substance penalty group 1 between 4 grams and 200 grams.

They agreed to drop the “with the intent to deliver” portion of the felony charge, a 227th court official confirmed to KSAT.

Segreto was arrested in August 2020 after Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies carried out a warrant in an unrelated case at a far West Side home.

Deputies found heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs inside the residence in the 9900 block of Echo Plain, KSAT previously reported.

Segreto was allowed to keep her position with Bexar County Purchasing & Procurement despite her felony arrest, prompting Sheriff Javier Salazar at the time to ask that she be kept away from doing work on behalf of his agency.

Bexar County officials in recent days have been tightlipped about Segreto’s employment status.

Through a county spokeswoman on Friday, Bexar County Purchasing Agent Patricia Torres told KSAT, “We do not comment on personnel actions.”

Segreto’s attorney did not respond to a phone call Thursday seeking comment.

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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined KSAT Investigates in September 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat and on the Six O'Clock News. Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.