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Mariano Patrick Rivera
courtesy of Caldwell Co. Sheriff's Office

Lenoir Man Arrested on Felony Meth Charge

27-year-old Mariano Patrick Rivera of Blowing Rock Boulevard in Lenoir was arrested by Lenoir Police yesterday (June 23) for felony possession of methamphetamine and a misdemeanor probation violation. He’s on probation following an October 2021 conviction in Catawba County for misdemeanor D.W.I.

Rivera was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center with bond set at $20,000, secured. He remained in jail as of this morning. A first appearance in District Court is coming up on Monday (June 27) in Lenoir.