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Submitted photoThe doormat in front of Charles Guadalupe's home in Vail.
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The doormat, although not necessarily welcoming, was simple and to the point.

When detectives visited Charles Guadalupe’s Vail home, the doormat greeted them with this message: “COME BACK WITH A WARRANT.”

“So we did,” Lt. Mike William of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Guadalupe, 45, was arrested Wednesday for investigation of two counts of distribution of cocaine and two counts of possession of cocaine.

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According to the sheriff’s department, a concerned citizen provided information that Guadalupe was involved in cocaine distribution. During the ensuing investigation, undercover officers bought $500 worth of cocaine from Guadalupe.

Guadalupe, of Davos Trail in Vail, is being held in the Eagle County Detention Facility on a $50,000 bond.

The Garfield County commissioners will not be meeting on Monday, March 8, due to a lack of a quorum.

Commissioners John Martin and Tresi Houpt are in Washington, D.C., attending a meeting of the National Association of Counties.

According to the county administration, the BOCC will meet on March 15, and there will be two meetings in March instead of the usual three.

As of the deadline for nominating petitions on Friday, Parachute has just enough candidates to fill the vacancies on the town council – four trustees and the mayor’s job.

At shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday, according to town clerk Denise Chiaretta, the list of candidates for the four trustee spots included incumbents John Yadloski and Mary Allbee, along with Sherry Loschke and Tom Rugaard.

The only candidate to sign up to run for the mayor’s job was incumbent Judith Beasley, said Chiaretta.

The result, said the clerk, is that unless someone else signs up by the write-in deadline of March 12, the April 6 municipal election will be canceled and the candidates automatically awarded the positions.

The town council meets next on March 11, Chiaretta said, and the trustees probably will pass a resolution canceling the election that evening, pending the expiration of the deadline.


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