Mount Kisco woman facing drug charge after accepting books with cocaine inside

Police in Westchester County have arrested a Mount Kisco woman who allegedly accepted a delivery of cocaine that was hidden in hardcover books.

Authorities say seven ounces of cocaine was sent to the Boltis Street home of 34-year-old Evelin Rivera, who is now facing felony drug charges.

The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, the Mount Kisco Police Department and the federal Department of Homeland Security.

Investigators from the three agencies had learned that a package containing the cocaine would be delivered to the home on Monday morning.

Rivera was taken into custody at 9:55 a.m. after police say she accepted delivery of the package, which contained several hardcover books and other items.

The cocaine was found secreted in thin envelopes placed within the front and rear covers of the books.

Additional details regarding the delivery are being withheld due to an ongoing investigation.

The cocaine has an estimated street value of $5,600.

Rivera is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.

She was booked at county police headquarters in Hawthorne and was arraigned in Mount Kisco Village Court on Monday.

She is being held without bail at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla.
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