Twin Falls Man Arrested for Drug Possession
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - A Twin Falls man was arrested Saturday on drug possession charges after allegedly being seen with drug paraphernalia. Skyler James Leyba, 25, was in Twin Falls County court on Monday on two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, for allegedly possessing methamphetamine and heroine.
On Saturday, March 26, at about 9:20 a.m. on the 200 block of Morningside Dr. in Twin Falls, Leyba’s vehicle was allegedly blocking a person’s driveway and a witness who attempted to leave the driveway had to drive around the parked SUV. According to court documents, the witness called police to say she recognized drugs and drug paraphernalia and noticed the man in the driver’s seat was allegedly ready to smoke or prepare drugs for use.
According to court documents, when police approached the vehicle, Leyba refused to speak with officers and began running toward a neighboring residence, where he slipped and fell on the ground. Law enforcement placed Leyba in handcuffs and he proceeded to yell for his girlfriend. When she opened the door he tried to throw his car keys toward her saying, “They are going to take me to jail, do not let them search my car.” One of the officers was able to retrieve the keys before the girlfriend could.
Officers searched the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia and what appeared to be heroine and methamphetamine. Leyba was arrested on counts of possession of a controlled substance and booked at the Twin Falls County Jail.