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Cocaine Arrests

Contact: Shannon Cordingly, Public Information Officer, 970-376-7000

On April 20, 2010 the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office arrested Esequiel Sandoval (age 39 from Carbondale, CO) and Ginis Gonzalez-Hernandez (age 27 from Glenwood Springs, CO).  They are both being charged with felony Possession and Distribution of Cocaine.  The men are being held in the Eagle County Detention Facility with $50,000 bonds and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds for being illegally in the US from Mexico.

The two men sold $2,000 worth of cocaine to an undercover operator of the Eagle County Drug Task Force in El Jebel, Colorado.   The task force is investigating the source of the cocaine. 

Tips on illegal drug activity from concerned citizens are vital to Task Force operations.  If you think you may have any information about the suspects or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637).  If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.