Former Buffalo Police Officer Charged after Cocaine Found
A retired detective with the Buffalo Police Department and another man have been arrested and charged after cocaine was found in a vehicle.
Kevin Biggs, who is a retired Buffalo Police Department detective was charged after the cocaine was found in a vehicle last month, according to WIVB. Another man, Alexis Rivera, was also charged. Biggs is facing charges including criminal trespassing, criminal possession of a forged instrument, criminal impersonation and possession of burglar tools. Rivera has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and two counts of forgery.
Rivera had been shot on September 7, 2020, on Wyoming Avenue. Police impounded Rivera's vehicle. When they searched it, they allegedly found approximately 13 ounces of cocaine. Prosecutors say Biggs wore a police uniform, identified himself as an officer and presented forged paperwork, in an effort to get the vehicle out of the impound lot. Biggs and Rivera made several fraudulent attempts to get the vehicle released to them.