Bend man arrested for selling LSD to student

A Bend man was arrested Monday for selling LSD gel tabs to a Bend-La Pine high school student, according to police.

Bend Police Lt. Adam Juhnke said a School Resource Officer received information on October 11th that a student was providing LSD to another student on campus. Though the investigation, the SRO was able to determine an adult male had recently sold the LSD to the student.

Using a variety of investigative techniques, 25-year-old Joshua Rivas was identified as the suspect and agreed to sell LSD to a Bend Detective who was posing as a local high-school aged student.  Rivas continued to communicate and agreed to deliver LSD even after knowing the intended buyer was in high school, Juhnke said.

Stock image of LSD gel packs – provided by Bend PD

The SRO and Bend Detectives contacted Rivas after he arrived in the area of 61545 S Hwy 97 to deliver the LSD.

Rivas was found to be in possession of eight suspected LSD tabs and was armed with a large fixed blade knife.  Rivas was arrested and taken to the Bend Police Department until the SRO was able to obtain a search warrant for Rivas’ residence located at 90 SW Hayes Ave. in Bend.

Bend Detectives, a patrol officer and the SRO executed the warrant as Rivas was taken to the Deschutes County Adult Jail where he was booked on two counts of first-degree delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.

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