Man who was selling cocaine in Redstone sentenced |

Man who was selling cocaine in Redstone sentenced

One of the men arrested last spring at the Redstone Inn for selling cocaine was sentenced to three and a half years in prison Monday.

Octavio Garcia Aguirre, 25, pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled substance, a felony, in Pitkin County District Court. Aguirre’s sentence came as part of a plea agreement.

Police seized more than a kilo of cocaine at the Redstone Inn and arrested Aguirre and another employee, Cesar E. Cesar Esparza Joya, 31, on May 28 during an investigation into a large-scale drug trafficking ring.

The cocaine was seized in a prepackaged brick and one “broken brick,” along with a scale, $650 in cash and packaging material. The cocaine has a street value of more than $80,000.

Aguirre has been in the Pitkin County Jail for nearly a year. He is not a United States citizen and will be deported at the end of his sentence in the Department of Corrections.

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