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Meth possession draws Bemidji man 90 months in prison

Kyle Eugene Olson

A Bemidji man who was found in possession of more than 75 grams of methamphetamine was sentenced Monday in Beltrami County Court.

Kyle Eugene Olson, 53, who was caught in February by special agents, had pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to felony first-degree sale of a controlled substance.

District Judge John G. Melbye ordered Olson to serve 80 months in a state correctional facility, with 14 days credited for time served, and pay a $50 fine.

According to the criminal complaint:

After attaining a search warrant on Feb. 23, special agents with the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force searched Olson's residence on the 5000 block of Theater Lane Northwest.

Agents found Olson and multiple packages containing methamphetamine in his bedroom.

Agents seized a bag containing approximately 5 grams of methamphetamine on Olson's alarm clock next to his bed. They also seized a bag containing more than 56 grams of methamphetamine, a separate bag containing 12 grams of the drug and another bag containing approximately 2 grams of methamphetamine in a camera bag in Olson's closet.

Agents then seized a .22 Colt pistol and a .357 Smith & Wesson handgun in close proximity to the methamphetamine in the bedroom.

Small baggies consistent with methamphetamine distribution were also seized, along with a digital scale used to separate and weigh drugs and $508 mainly in $20 bills in Olson's bedroom.

Olson was arrested and transported to the Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center.