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Police: Drugs found at Avon home

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Edward Elder

AVON, Colorado – Avon police found one pound of marijuana and a half-pound of cocaine while serving a search and arrest warrant in Wildridge on Monday, according to a press release.

The marijuana is worth $2,500 and the cocaine could be worth more than $6,000, police said.

The subject of the arrest warrant, Edward Elder, 48, was arrested. He was later transported to the Eagle County Jail and booked on the warrant with a $15,000 bond. The charges on the warrant were for distribution of marijuana, a Class 5 felony, and reckless endangerment, a Class 3 misdemeanor. Elder was later released on bond.

“This is a significant amount of cocaine and no doubt, a local cocaine dealer has been removed from operating in our community,” said Avon Police Chief Robert L. Ticer. “A half pound of cocaine equates to more than 1,000 personal uses of cocaine. The added benefit of this seizure will significantly reduce impaired drivers in our community.”

Avon police were assisted by the Eagle County Special Operations Unit, which is comprised of deputies, officers and personnel from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Police Department, Avon Police Department, Eagle Police Department and medical personnel.

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