Airport arrest stems from discovery of roughly 100 pills that might contain Fentanyl |

Airport arrest stems from discovery of roughly 100 pills that might contain Fentanyl

A man arrested at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport is accused of intending to distribute pills that police believe may contain Fentanyl.

Anthony Cordova, 30, was arrested Jan. 31 and charged with two felonies — possession of controlled substances over four grams and unlawful distribution of controlled substances.

Anthony Cordova.
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According to the Hayden Police Department, Cordova was acting strangely Jan. 22 while working at the airport, where he cleaned rental vehicles.

The arrest affidavit says that after being notified a supervisor had asked to send him home, Cordova began “frantically searching” rental vehicles in the parking lot. Cordova told a supervisor that he “left his vape pen and ‘medication’” in one of the cars he had cleaned earlier that day.

Later that day, a rental car customer reported to police that she found a plastic bag of approximately 100 pills, totaling 11.4 grams in a vehicle Cordova had cleaned.

According to the affidavit, the pills were blue in color and had faded markings stamped on top. Police wrote that they believed the pills were Fentanyl, based on other incidents involving similar pills. At the time of his arrest, Cordova was on parole for other drug-related offenses.

Because Cordova has multiple drug offenses involving the distribution of drugs in the past, Kraeger requested that his bond be set at $10,000. Cordova will appear in Routt County court for a status conference Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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