Avon brothers arrested on cocaine charges, cops say | VailDaily.com

Avon brothers arrested on cocaine charges, cops say

Steve LynnVail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado Three brothers in a drug trafficking organization have been arrested on suspicion of selling cocaine after an investigation that lasted several months, the Eagle County Sheriffs Office said. Avon residents Octavio Torres-Sanchez, 35, Oscar Alvarez-Sanchez, 22, and Miguel Sanchez-Torres, 37, were arrested Tuesday on warrants accusing them of cocaine possession and distribution, both felonies, the Sheriffs Office said. The brothers are also illegal immigrants, said Shannon Cordingly, spokeswoman for the Eagle County Sheriffs Office. The brothers sold a portion of more than an ounce of cocaine to undercover drug investigators with the sheriffs drug task force, Cordingly said. The rest was seized from the brothers, she said. The arrests may seem small-time compared to big city busts, but in Eagle County, the arrests were significant because the men were working together to sell a relatively large amount of cocaine, Cordingly said. Its a big arrest for us, Cordingly said.The brothers, arrested with help from Avon Police, are being held in Eagle County jail, Cordingly said. Torres-Sanchez and Alvarez-Sanchez are being held on $25,000 bonds Sanchez-Torres is being held on a $15,000 bond. However, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have detainers on them, which means the men wont be released from jail even if their bonds are paid.

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 970-748-2931 or slynn@vaildaily.com.

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