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.READ MORE: USGS Reports 2.8 Magnitude Earthquake Near Aspen Saturday Night
Officers drew their weapons and ordered Rivera-Ortiz out of the pond and he was taken into custody.READ MORE: 'It's A Team Job': Volunteers Prepare Colorado Lands For Possible Challenging Wild Fire Year
Rivera-Ortiz was charged with felony possession and distribution of cocaine and misdemeanor resisting arrest. He’s being on a $50,000 bond.MORE NEWS: Raise The Future Needs The Colorado Community To Come Together Around Youth Living In Foster Care
Rivera-Ortiz is in the country illegally and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has placed an immigration detainer on him.