Rega Court Appearance

Hannah Ray Lambert

WSU student Andrew P. Rega, 21, pled not guilty to six felony drug charges, including possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and possession of amphetamine with intent to deliver. 

Rega was arrested Oct. 10 and police seized cocaine with a street value of $12,000 from his home. Friday he appeared in Whitman County Superior Court.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Rega does not have a criminal history.

Detective Bryson Aase of the Quad Cities Drug Task Force arrested Rega and said in the affidavit that he was contacted by a confidential informant (CI) during September who said he/she had purchased narcotics from Rega. The CI said he/she had a conversation with Rega in which Rega said he would be “acquiring a large amount of cocaine and would be selling it in Pullman.”

Detectives met with the CI at the end of September and directed the CI to purchase cocaine and Klonopin (clonazepam) from Rega. The CI returned with a plastic sandwich bag containing a “white powder substance” and a second bag containing four small, white pills, according to the affidavit. The powder was identified as cocaine and the pills as Klonopin.

Detective Aase directed the CI to contact Rega again “on or about the second week of October,” according to the document, and on Oct. 10, Aase was granted a search warrant for Rega’s residence. Detectives found seven ounces of cocaine, as well as Klonopin, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine pills.

The jury trial is set to begin Dec. 15.