Man sentenced on drug charges

A Toledo man was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for drug trafficking and possession in Hancock County.

Juan J. Rivera, 34, previously pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony charge of cocaine possession, a third-degree felony count of marijuana possession, and third- and fourth-degree felony charges of cocaine trafficking.

He was found with between 27 and 100 grams of cocaine, and between 1 and 5 kilograms of marijuana on Oct. 11, 2012, at 208 Madison Ave. in Findlay.

On Aug. 6 of the same year, Rivera sold between 5 and 10 grams of cocaine within 1,000 feet of Glenwood Middle School. Two months later, he sold fewer than 5 grams of cocaine near the school.

Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Niemeyer ordered Rivera to make restitution of $450 to the Hancock County METRICH Drug Task Force, and to forfeit about $5,300 that was found on him at the time of his arrest.

Originally published in the Courier on January 24, 2014.

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