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Drug Dealing Suspect Runs Into Sewage Pond In Attempt To Escape Arrest

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Ruben Rivera-Ortiz (credit: Eagle County Sheriff’s Office)

Ruben Rivera-Ortiz (credit: Eagle County Sheriff’s Office)

EDWARDS, Colo. (CBS4) – An Edwards man has been arrested after allegedly selling cocaine to an undercover police officer and then running into a sewage treatment plant pond in an attempt to escape.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ruben Rivera-Ortiz, 24 on Thursday.

Officers drew their weapons and ordered Rivera-Ortiz out of the pond and he was  taken into custody.

Rivera-Ortiz was charged with felony possession and distribution of cocaine and misdemeanor resisting arrest. He’s being on a $50,000 bond.

Rivera-Ortiz is in the country illegally and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed an immigration detainer on him.

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