Accused contrabandista walks from drug charges

Posted: July 14, 2016. 5:58 p.m. CST.

By Aaron Humes: On February 5, 2016, 34 year old Roland Raheem Rivers was busted inside a burgundy Ford Escape vehicle with 14 pounds of marijuana and contraband beer, and was also accused of various traffic offenses.  978e5cb0-1c9b-4298-8848-77473a199359

But the single charge of drug trafficking was dropped after Magistrate Deborah Rogers, preparing to try Rivers, found that the accused never got his disclosure in order to prepare a defense.

Rivers was never charged for the contraband beer, he explained to us today.

On the morning of February 5, police had responded to a traffic accident that had occur between Miles 16 and 17 on the Philip Goldson highway at around 12:15 a.m., where they met Rivers, who was driving a burgundy Ford Escape and had allegedly consumed so much alcohol, that the alcohol concentration in his blood was believed to have exceeded the prescribed limit.

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One Response to Accused contrabandista walks from drug charges

  1. Mike G. Reply

    July 15, 2016 at 7:04 am

    And yet again, our bumbling PD & DPP fail us. Can’t they even get the simplest things right? Useless!

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