Dealer Burglar Faces Drug Charges

A former Flathead Valley man with a criminal past here was arraigned on felony drug charges Thursday in Flathead County District Court.

Kyle Matthew Egland, 30, of Addy, Washington, is facing two charges of possession with intent to distribute dangerous drugs, allegedly methamphetamine and heroin. He entered a not guilty plea, according to the Daily Inter Lake of Kalispell, Mont.

Egland has past convictions of two felony charges of theft — one for stealing a 2010 Subaru Legacy from a rental car lot at Glacier Park International Airport on Sept. 13, 2011, and another for burglarizing Gardner’s RV and Trailer Center on the night of Oct. 26, 2011.

Egland is being held in the Flathead County Detention Center on $30,000 bond.

According to a court filing, a Kalispell Police Department agent learned from a confidential informant on March 29, 2018, that Egland would be arriving in Flathead County soon to distribute meth and heroin.

On March 30, 2018, agents from the Northwest Drug Task Force located a vehicle in Lakeside that matched the description provided by the informant. After agents stopped the vehicle, they identified the driver as Egland.

After towing the vehicle to a secure location and getting a search warrant, a search revealed about 1.65 ounces of heroin and nearly one-half pound of meth.

Egland faces a total of 40 years in the Montana State Prison if he is convicted on both counts.

Egland previously served prison time in Montana after he was convicted of a variety of crimes in 2012.

Got a news tip? Contact David MacNeal