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El Jebel cocaine arrest

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

On May 19, 2011 the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Juan Lepe Martinez, age 38, of Glenwood Springs with felony Possession and Distribution of Cocaine and a warrant out of Garfield County for Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Detectives recovered 3.9 grams of cocaine with a street value of approximately $300.00.

Martinez is being held in the Eagle County Detention Facility with $50,000 bond and has a ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) detainer for being in the United States illegally.

Tips on illegal drug activity from concerned citizens are vital to Task Force operations.  If you think you may have any information regarding drug activity in Eagle County, 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.
 Juan Lepe Martinez