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Accident leads to cocaine charges for four people

Naomi Havlen
Aspen Times Staff Writer

Four people were arrested on cocaine charges after police responded to a hit-and-run accident in Aspen early Wednesday.

A RFTA bus driver called police around 2 a.m. and said he saw a car back into another car on South Monarch Street and leave the scene, according to a police report.

Officers found the suspects’ car in the 200 block of Cooper Avenue. A package of bindles, or pieces of paper folded to hold cocaine, was found on the floorboard in front of the passenger seat, the police report says.

Juan Jimmy Flores Angel of Basalt is charged with possession of a controlled substance and DUI. Officers allegedly found five bindles of cocaine on passenger Isabel Orellano Santos, 22, and a bindle of cocaine was allegedly found in the pants pocket of passenger Fredy Orellano Romero, 23.

Passenger Raul Perez Gonzales, 20, of Glenwood Springs is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance after he consented to a search and a bindle allegedly fell from his pant leg.

Flores Angel, 22, is charged with no proof of insurance, driving without a valid license, hit and run of an unattended vehicle and failure to report an accident.

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Gonzales, Romero, Santos and Juan Angel are charged with possession of a controlled substance.

The four will appear today before Judge James Boyd of the 9th Judicial District. They were being held in Pitkin County Jail last night, and immigration holds have been placed on Flores Angel and Gonzales.

[Naomi Havlen’s e-mail address is nhavlen@aspentimes.com]

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