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Eagle-Vail man arrested in morphine sale

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Vail Daily/Eagle County Sheriff's Office77 morphine pills seized Tuesday in Eagle-Vail have an estimated street value off $77 a piece

EAGLE-VAIL – A 27-year-old Eagle-Vail man was arrested Tuesday night after selling 77 morphine pills to an undercover detective, the Eagle Count Sheriff’s Office says.

The pills have an estimated street value of $25 a piece, the Sheriff’s Office says.

Joshua Thurston was arrested at his home in Eagle-Vail after the sale. He has been charged with possession and distribution of a Schedule 2 narcotic and is being held in the Eagle County Detention Facility on a $7,500 bond.

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