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Nine arrested in drug bust

Tamara Miller

EAGLE COUNTY – Police arrested nine people Wednesday and are searching for four others who are believed to be selling cocaine. The Eagle County Drug Task Force underwent a three-month undercover investigation, including multiple purchases of cocaine, before the arrests were made, according to a statement from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office. Arrested Wednesday were Sergio Miguel Nunez, 23, of Avon; Salvador Escalera, 19, of Avon; Cosme Rodriguez Ruiz, 26, of Avon; Carlos Humberto Rodriguez, 27, of Avon; Carlos Omar Salasar Mondosa, 24, of Avon; Anthony Ray Smith, 19, of Eagle; Enrique Itduralde, 23, of Gypsum; Victor Fernandez, 20, of Edwards; and a 17-year-old juvenile male from Edwards. Each suspect has been charged with multiple counts of possessing and selling cocaine. Both crimes are felonies.Bond was set at $20,000 for each suspect. All are believed to be illegal immigrants, and federal officials have placed an immigration hold on them. Police are still looking for Orlando Tena, 30, of Edwards; Manolo Osomio Ruelas, 44 of Avon; Gilberto Varela Hernandez, 20, of Avon; and Javier Gutierrez, 33, of Edwards. Anyone with information about the case, or about drug dealing in Eagle County may make an anonymous report by calling the task force at 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 328-7007. Anyone leaving a tip may be eligible to receive $1,000. Vail, Colorado

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