Cocaine dealer busted, cops say |

Cocaine dealer busted, cops say

Steve Lynn
Vail, Colorado

EDWARDS ” Manuel Cruz Aguilar was arrested in Edwards last week on suspicion of selling cocaine after police bought the drug from him twice, according to a news release from Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team.

Police from the drug task force began investigating Aguilar Jan. 12, after which they bought cocaine from him twice totaling 11.2 grams, the release said.

After obtaining an arrest warrant, police from Eagle County Sheriff’s Office searched 4923 Lake Creek Village Dr. 14-102 and found 12.4 grams of cocaine, the release said.

“We don’t know if he’s a big- or small-time dealer,” said Tanny McGinnis, community relations deputy for Garfield County Sheriff.

McGinnis did not say if the man lived at that address.

Aguilar, 35, arrested Feb. 8, was charged with eight counts of possession of, distribution of and intent to distribute a controlled substance and is being held in Eagle County Jail on a $47,500 bond. McGinnis said police did not suspect Aguilar was an illegal immigrant.

The drug task force consists of police from Vail, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Glenwood Springs and other departments.

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or

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