Man sentenced on drug convictions

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

Juan J. Rivera, 34, of Toledo, was found with between 27 and 100 grams of cocaine and between one and five kilograms of marijuana on Oct. 11, 2012, inside 208 Madison Ave. in Findlay.

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

Rivera pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony of cocaine possession, a third-degree felony of marijuana possession and a third- and fourth-degree felony of cocaine trafficking.

A Hancock County METRICH Enforcement Unit official did not return a call to specify the seizure size. Law enforcement estimated the cocaine and marijuana seizure to be worth $12,000.

Hancock County Common Pleas Court Judge Joseph Niemeyer further ordered restitution of $450 to METRICH and the forfeiture of about $5,300 found on Rivera.


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