Case dropped against man caught with pills

Defendant escaped prosecution when he proved he had a prescription for the drugs found in his possession when he was arrested.
Aaron Krause
Nov 3, 2012


The case against Mario A. Rivas Jr., 25, of Toledo, was dismissed Friday in Huron County Common Pleas Court after he provided a valid prescription for the substances found in his possession, assistant prosecutor Richard Woodruff said.

Wakeman police had originally stopped Joseph Cook, of Toledo, for speeding.

Rivas, a passenger in the vehicle, was wanted on a warrant out of Bowling Green for disorderly conduct.

Rivas was taken into custody for the warrant. After a consent to search was granted, police located a pill vial prescribed to Rivas.

The prescription was for eye drops, but inside were four Vyvanse capsules. Rivas, at the time, was unable to provide a prescription for these pills.