Idleyld Park Man Arrested Following Lengthy Investigation Into Meth Sales In Glide

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — An investigation over many months that started early in December last year was concluded last Friday when detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT)- a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force, arrested an Idleyld Park man.

According to a media release from DINT, the investigation honed in on alleged sales of methamphetamine by 40-year-old Kyle Vatland. While conducting a traffic stop in the 20,000 block of N. Umpqua Hwy in Glide, DINT detectives completed their investigation by arresting Vatland- with the help of a Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

When the vehicle was searched, a loaded 9mm handgun and around 499 grams of suspected methamphetamine were found. Taking Vatland into custody without incident, the detectives executed a search warrant on his vehicle at the same time and then also executed a further search warrant at Vatland’s home. More evidence was found there according to the release.

After being handed over to the Douglas County Jail, Vatland was charged with several crimes arising from each of the many sales alleged to been have made by him throughout DINT’s investigation, as well as for each of the unlawful items found in his possession when he was arrested. He was charged with 2 counts of Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine within 1,000′ of a School, Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine, and Attempt to Commit Class B Felony (Delivery of Methamphetamine) arising out of the investigation in respect of incidents that occurred at different locations, dates, and times in the Glide area.

Vatland was also charged with 5 counts of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine each and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm arising from the search.

While some of the incidents occurred close to Glide area schools, police say that the drug-related activity never occurred on any school campuses. According to DINT, the law allows for additional charges to be levied when a person delivers or manufactures controlled substances close to a school, and that was the case with Vatland.

DINT established evidence of several sales of the drug methamphetamine by Vatland at various places in the Glide area during the investigation according to authorities.

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