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.
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.