By: Patti Weaver
(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Perkins man has been accused of maintaining a drug house, possessing methamphetamine and having drug paraphernalia on June 5 — all while he was free on $20,000 total bail on misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a 14-year-old boy on May 2, possessing methamphetamine on New Year’s Eve, and possessing four drugs including methamphetamine on Dec. 3.
Tyler Dean Boyce, 33, remains free on $5,000 bail pending a July 1 court appearance, court records show.
If convicted of his current three-count charge, Boyce could be incarcerated for as long as seven years and fined as much as $12,000, court records show.
Boyce was arrested at 6:16 p.m. on June 5 after Perkins Police Officer Billy Laster was granted a “no knock” search warrant by the district judge for his residence in the 100 block of Sasser Court, according to an affidavit.
The Perkins officer alleged in his affidavit that he knows Boyce’s residence “to be maintained as a place where drugs are being stored, kept and sold.”
“In addition, I know Boyce allows people into the home to use drugs…Additionally, other contacts have occurred with Boyce or suspects being around him and admitted to using drugs with him,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
A female admitted “she paid $20 to Boyce for a baggy of meth on 12/31/18,” and a male admitted to Perkins Investigator Charles Danker “he goes to Boyce’s residence to smoke marijuana,” the affidavit alleged.
“Tyler Boyce was arrested by Investigator Danker on 5/2/19 for harboring a runaway juvenile. During that investigation, the juvenile admitted to Investigator Danker that he was at Boyce’s waiting for a delivery of marijuana,” the affidavit alleged.
“While on patrol, I notice different vehicles being at his residence during all different hours. This ongoing behavior has led me to continue to investigate Boyce for selling drugs and maintaining his dwelling as a place to use and sell drugs,” the Perkins officer alleged in his affidavit.
The search warrant was served by six Perkins police officers after Officer Billy Bowen “utilized a ram and forced the front door open,” the affidavit alleged.
A 13-year-old girl found in Boyce’s bedroom with him and her mother said they had stayed the night and “admitted to smoking marijuana with Boyce and her mom inside the residence,” the affidavit alleged.
The Perkins officer asked the state Department of Human Services to come to the residence, but DHS said it would not be responding and recommended that the girl be placed in another relative’s care, the affidavit alleged.
The girl’s mother initially denied she allowed her to smoke marijuana, but later “claimed medicinal reasons for allowing her daughter to smoke marijuana,” the affidavit alleged. Neither the girl nor her mother possessed medical marijuana cards, the affidavit alleged.
“Due to a history of narcotics being hidden in the residence, assistance from Stillwater Police Department was requested,” with their K9 to pinpoint areas where drugs were located, the affidavit alleged.
Various items were found in Boyce’s bedroom including a smoking device with marijuana residue, .7 grams of a green leafy substance, six clear baggies, a yellow baggy with a pill identified as acetaminophen/hydrocodone, a black container with a crystal-like substance, and a cigarette box with three smoking pipes, the affidavit alleged.