NYC man sentenced for Hudson drug sales

From Columbia County D.A’s office

On February 1, 2018, Honorable Jonathan D. Nichols sentenced Juan Rivera to four (4) years with the New York State Department of Corrections, three (3) years post-release supervision and order him to pay $150 in restitution upon his conviction of two (2) Counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. The Hudson Police Department investigated this matter and arrested Juan Rivera. The Public Defender represents Juan Rivera. (Indictment No. 17-032)

Original press release

Felony Drug Arrest

On Monday, October 23, 2017, the Hudson City Police Department arrested 34 year old, JUAN RIVERA , of Bronx, New York on Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, a class B felony. Rivera was located by Hudson Detectives at 2:40pm as he was walking in Long Alley, behind the 300 block of Columbia Street.

This felony drug arrest was part of the July 2017 drug investigation, “Operation Blue Hammer”. Rivera had an active Superior Court warrant based on a sealed indictment. Juan Rivera was arrested by the City of Hudson Police on the 300 block of Columbia Street without incident. Juan Rivera is a three time convicted felon and his last felony arrest was in 2014 for drug sales.

Operation Blue Hammer is a multi-agency drug operation involving the City of Hudson Police, New York State Police, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, DEA of New York, CNET Capital, and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office. Operation Blue Hammer is still on open ongoing drug investigation/operation.

On Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 11:30am, Juan Rivera was arraigned in Columbia County Court before County Judge Nichols. Rivera was issued no bail and returned to the Columbia County Jail. He is due back to Court on October 27, 2017 at 11am.

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