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Cocaine arrest in Gypsum

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


On May 9, 2011 the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Marco A. Marquez Chavira, age 25, of New Castle with felony Possession and Distribution of Cocaine.

Detectives recovered 60 grams of cocaine with a street value of approximately $2,000.

Chavira was released from the Eagle County Detention Facility on a $15,000 bond.  

 Cocaine Arrest in Gypsum

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