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Two Garfield County men were arrested on drug charges on April 20 in El Jebel.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office arrested Esequiel Sandoval, 39, of Carbondale and Ginis Gonzalez-Hernandez, 27, of Glenwood Springs. The two are both being charged with felony possession and distribution of cocaine, and are being held in the Eagle County Detention Facility with $50,000 bonds and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds for being illegally in the U.S. from Mexico.

The two men are accused of selling $2,000 worth of cocaine to an undercover operator of the Eagle County Drug Task Force.



Tips on illegal drug activity from concerned citizens are vital to Task Force operations. If you think you may have any information about the suspects or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at http://www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for volunteers in the area around Glenwood Springs to serve on the area Bear Aware team. An informational and recruitment meeting will be held Monday, April 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at the US Forest Service Glenwood Springs Office (900 Grand Avenue).



The Glenwood Springs Bear Aware team is a group of volunteers who educate homeowners and visitors about ways to reduce black bear conflicts in the Glenwood Springs area. Bear Aware team members will be used in neighborhoods where bear activity is occurring. The volunteers will go door-to-door to provide information and to spot bear attractants that could be eliminated. The volunteers will not be empowered to enforce laws, regulation or ordinances, but they will be able to bring violations to the attention of the appropriate authorities. Bear Aware team members do not handle or deal with bears, but as volunteers they may have opportunities to work with wildlife officers when bears are captured for research or relocation.

To RSVP for the meeting or for more information about the Glenwood Springs Bear Aware team, contact the Division of Wildlife in Glenwood Springs at (970) 947-2920.


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