Suspected drug dealer arrested at Mall of NH with 100 oxycontin pills

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Keilyn Adoph Rivera

MANCHESTER, NH – After a several-month investigation into drug trafficking, police arrested Keilyn Adolph Rivera, 35, of Lawrence, Mass., (operating under an alias of Luis E. Erazo) charged with possession with intent to distribute after he was allegedly found with 100 oxycontin pills at the Mall of New Hampshire.

On January 29 a joint operation between the Manchester Police Department’s Special Enforcement Division and the Homeland Security Immigration (HSI) agents took place, joining members of the Special Investigations Unit and Street Crime Unit in the quest to arrest Rivera, a suspected drug dealer.

The operation began several months ago. The suspect was known to law enforcement officials initially as a Luis E. Erazo. Detectives gathered information and believed Erazo, aka Rivera, would deliver an amount of 80 mg. oxycontin pills to a person located inside the Mall of New Hampshire. Detectives observed him enter the food court area after conducting surveillance.

Detectives approached Rivera and located 100 oxycontin pills, with an estimated street value of $4,000. They also located approximately $780 in cash,  and the vehicle Rivera arrived in, a 2005 GMC pick-up truck. The truck was towed to police headquarters and a full search of the vehicle will be completed once a search warrant is signed.

Homeland Security Immigration became involved because the investigators believed the target name was an alias. It was later determined that Erazo’s real identification is Keilyn Adolph Rivera of Lawrence, Mass.

Rivera was charged with possession with intent to distribute, a felony, and was scheduled to be arraigned in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on January 30, 2015. His bail was set at $75,000, and a detainer was placed on him by HSI, so they can validate his immigration status.

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