Two more drug ring suspects surrender |

Two more drug ring suspects surrender

John Colson
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Two additional drug-dealing suspects have turned themselves in to police in the wake of a series of arrests by authorities on Dec. 12.

Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson confirmed on Monday that Hugo Cesar Delgado, 19, of Carbondale, turned himself in to authorities at 8:20 p.m. on Dec. 14.

Delgado, who was released the same evening after posting a $10,000 bond, was wanted on a warrant for distribution and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

He is one of 21 adult males and juveniles targeted for arrest, following a nine-month investigation by the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team (TRIDENT) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), among other agencies.

TRIDENT is a multi-jurisdictional drug task force funded through federal, state and local government sources, and includes law enforcement agencies from Garfield County, Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Silt, Rifle and Vail.

Wilson said another suspect, a 17-year-old male from Glenwood Springs, turned himself in on Monday morning, and is charged with possession of cocaine, distribution of cocaine and possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute.

Wilson said the young man was released to his parents after they paid a bond of $2,000.

Authorities confirmed on Monday that two of the suspected dealers had earlier bonded out of jail.

Jose Guadalupe Sanchez, 27, of Carbondale, jailed on charges of possession and distribution of marijuana, was released after paying a $6,000 bond.

Gordon Frank Cornelius, 33, of Glenwood Springs, also charged with possession and distribution of marijuana, was released after paying a bond of $10,000.

The remaining defendants from the bust were still in jail as of noon on Monday, many of them facing multiple counts of possession and distribution of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms and MDMA/ecstacy.

Bonds amounts on those incarcerated after the roundup cover a broad range.

At the low end, a New Castle man facing three just three counts of dealing or intending to deal cocaine is being held on a $5,000 bond.

Authorities have set the highest bond in the case at $250,000 for Carbondale resident Evance Zimbalist Grandberry, 22, named by police as ringleader and the alleged main source of drugs for the others arrested.

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