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Traffic stop in Glendale leads to arrest on suspicion of cocaine possession, police say

Jose Rivera, a 25-year-old from Glendale, arrested last week after a traffic stop when police allegedly found him in possession of cocaine for sale.
(Courtesy of the Glendale Police Department)

Authorities arrested a man during a routine traffic stop in Glendale on Thursday after they allegedly found him in possession of cocaine for sale.

Jose Rivera, 25, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for the purpose of sales.

Tahnee Lightfoot, a spokeswoman for the Glendale Police Department, said Rivera was driving a Dodge Charger near Colorado and Adams streets around 6 p.m. when he was pulled over for not displaying his license plates. She said Rivera could not provide any form of identification to the officer, and a records check revealed he had a warrant for driving on a suspended license.

During a search of his vehicle, police reportedly found a “substantial amount of white powdery substance resembling cocaine,” along with packaging materials, scales for weighing and an undisclosed amount of cash.


Rivera was taken into custody and was released the next day on $30,000 bail.

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