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Bond $100K for Sandwich man found with cocaine, heroin

September 27, 2017 GMT

SANDWICH — A DeKalb County judge set bond at $100,000 for a 19-year-old Sandwich man who police say had nine bags of heroin in his rectum Tuesday night.

Brandon Rivas, of the 300 block of West First Street, is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. If he’s convicted of the more serious charge, possession with intent to deliver, he could face four to 15 years in prison. If he does time in prison, he’ll also get two years of parole.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop of a red Ford minivan about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of East Fourth and North Eddy streets in Sandwich, according to court records. Police say in the records they saw Rivas bend over, move around, and then close the glove compartment.

A K-9 unit sniffed out narcotics, according to the records, which show a bag of four grams of suspected cocaine was found in the glove compartment, and a bag of three grams of suspected marijuana was found under the floor mat on the passenger side.

Rivas was arrested and brought to DeKalb County jail, where he was strip searched, and nine bags containing a total of three grams of suspected heroin were removed from his rectum. All the drugs field tested positive, the records show.

Rivas also faces multiple felony charges for robbery and mob action, in connection with two overnight attacks in late August, and has previously posted $5,000 in bail to be released. Rivas could face three to seven years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge in these previous incidents.

If he posts $10,000 to be released on the latest charges, he’ll be placed on electronic home monitoring. He’s due back in court at 9 a.m. Oct. 3 for a status hearing, and will have a preliminary hearing on all his cases at 9 a.m. Nov. 17.