Drug Task Force busts two at Keystone condo | SummitDaily.com

Drug Task Force busts two at Keystone condo

KEYSTONE – Summit County Drug Task Force agents arrested two men and seized a tenth of a pound of methamphetamine last week while serving a search warrant.

Officers entered the room at Keystone’s Slopeside Condos Feb. 19 on a tip about drug paraphernalia. As they entered, a man escaped out the back door. After a short foot chase, officers caught Jeffrey Allan Kytle of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Police found a clear plastic bag containing a white powder, which officers tested for the presence of methamphetamine. They also confiscated glass smoking pipes, a hypodermic needle and spoon, a night vision scope, multiple cameras, handheld radios, a police scanner, a large color printer and three knives.

In the condo’s safe, officers found 51.6 grams of methamphetamine, cash and a rubber tourniquet used for intravenous drugs.

Later that night, task force agents arrested Kytle’s roommate, Steven Clark Phillips, of Omaha, Neb. Phillips denied any knowledge of drugs in the unit but told officers he had used “meth” that morning before hitting the slopes, according to the task force report.

Officers charged Phillips with possession of drug paraphernalia and two felonies, including possession with intent to sell a controlled substance. Later, he was released from the Summit County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

Officers charged Kytle with felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. He was released from the jail on a $5,000 bond.

Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or rwilliams@summitdaily.com.

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