26-year-old Fitchburg Man Arrested on 12 Charges

 by Patrick SargentMarch 28, 2019

FITCHBURG - A 26-year-old Fitchburg man was arrested on Wednesday night following a motor vehicle stop.

Luis Rivera was placed under arrest in Leominster on 12 charges including possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine, as well as unlawful possession of a stolen firearm in the commission of a felony.

According to the Massachusetts State Police [MSP], around 8:35 PM on Wednesday, troopers stopped a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Blossom Street in Fitchburg for failing to use a turn indicator and failing to stop at a stop sign.

After speaking with Rivera, troopers determined that he was in possession of a substance believed to be heroin.  Troopers subsequently located a stolen Glock handgun with a loaded high capacity magazine in his vehicle and a quantity of a substances believed to be cocaine and Suboxone on his person.

Rivera was booked on the following charges:

  1. Possession/Carrying a Firearm without license
  2. Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony
  3. Possession of a Loaded Firearm
  4. Possession of Ammunition Without FID
  5. Possession of a Large capacity weapon or Feeding Device
  6. Firearm, Store Improper
  7. Receiving Stolen Property
  8. Possession of a Class A Substance with intent to distribute
  9. Possession of a Class B Substance with intent to distribute
  10. Drug, Possess Class B (Suboxone)
  11. Fail to Signal
  12. Fail to Stop at a Stop Sign

Rivera was held on $10,000.00 bail pending his arraignment in Fitchburg District Court on Thursday.

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