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Avon: Drug suspect arrested

AVON, Colorado ” Avon Police said they arrested a suspected drug dealer early Sunday morning.

Edwards resident Victor Manuel Vasquez, 23, was arrested early Sunday morning near the West Lake apartments in Avon for drunk driving. Police found 14 grams of cocaine in Vasquez’s pocket and another 4.8 grams of individually packaged cocaine in his car. Another gram was found later at Vasquez’s home in Lake Creek Village.

He was charged for unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, as well as driving while intoxicated, and is being held at the Eagle County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

“What he had on him ” that’s way too much for one person to use,” said Avon Police Chief Brian Kozak.

Kozak estimates the drugs were worth about $1,800.

Vasquez did not have legal documentation and is also being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Staff Writer Melanie Wong can be reached at 970-748-2928 or mwong@vaildaily.com.

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