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Two more TRIDENT suspects arrested

Two of three suspects wanted by the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) on warrants for narcotics-related charges have been arrested.

TRIDENT and Crime Stoppers of Garfield County said in a Tuesday press release that Jordan Tyler Michel, 18, of El Jebel, and Gerardo Ramirez-Garcia, 20, of Carbondale, were both taken into custody.

The nature of the arrests were not provided.

Michel and Ramirez-Garcia were both booked into the Garfield County Jail on Monday on two charges each of unlawful distribution and possession of an unspecified schedule IV controlled substance.

Ramirez-Garcia was booked on an additional charge of conspiracy to possess a schedule II substance.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Michel had posted $5,000 bond and was released. Ramirez-Garcia remained in the jail pending the same amount of bond.

A third suspect is still being sought by TRIDENT on an outstanding warrant for similar charges.

Eduardo Hernandez-Carrera, 21, address unknown, is described as a Hispanic male with brown hair, brown eyes, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and 125 pounds.

Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson, who chairs the TRIDENT board, could not be reached for comment on whether the arrests were connected to a roundup of 14 suspects on narcotics charges in mid-December.

The Dec. 12 arrests, involving suspects from Carbondale, Basalt, Glenwood Springs and New Castle, culminated a nine-month undercover investigation by TRIDENT agents.

Anyone with information regarding Hernandez-Carrera can earn up to $1,000 by providing an anonymous tip. Call 945-0101 or visit www.garcocrimestoppers.com and click the "Report a Tip" tab.


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