Drug Arrest - Jonathan Santiago-Rivera

10 November 2015 by Todd Umstead

 Jonthan Santiago Rivera

SUSPECT/ARRESTED:  SANTIAGO-RIVERA, Jonathan  20-year-old male

                                 400 blk. E. Strawberry St. Lancaster PA


EVIDENCE SEIZED:  1)  214 individual bags of heroin (estimated street value                                                                     $2,140.00)

                             2)  $5,241.00 in U.S. currency


On 30 October 2015 (Fri.) at 7:43 p.m. officers assigned to the Bureau's Selective Enforcement Unit conducted a vehicle stop on a blue Dodge Intrepid in the parking lot of the Gas-Mart located at 653 Columbia Ave.  The vehicle displayed a registration plate that was assigned to a Chevrolet and was secured with one screw causing the plate to hang precariously from the body of the car. Officers Jason Hagy and Jared Snader approached the driver and four additional occupants.

Both officers detected the odor of burning marijuana emanating from the interior of the vehicle and also observed marijuana buds in plain view near the gear shift and center console. The driver, Jonathan Santiago-Rivera, was wanted on an outstanding criminal warrant for Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer through the Manheim Township Police Department. Santiago-Rivera was taken into custody and the remaining occupants were sent on their way.

Based on their observations Officers Hagy and Snader located the aforementioned narcotics and cash in the center arm rest of the vehicle.  Santiago-Rivera was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin (F), Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked (S) and Display of Registration Plate (S) before DJ Roth. Santiago-Rivera was committed to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $75,000 cash bail.

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