CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield woman involved in a scheme to sneak drugs into the county jail pleaded guilty Tuesday during sentencing court.
Jessica Rae Kyler, 36, became drawn into the plot when her husband, Eric James Kyler, 42, who was incarcerated on drug charges, asked her to use a hole in the wall of a multi-purpose room to slip a controlled substance into the facility.
Jessica Kyler was sentenced by Judge Paul Cherry to 11.5 months to 23 months in the county jail and two years consecutive probation for felony charges of conspiracy, contraband and criminal use of communication facility.
According to the affidavit, the inmates allegedly broke a cot and used a piece of the metal to dig the hole in wall near a window in the room that was being used to house several inmates due to space issues.
As per jail policy, their phone calls were recorded and these revealed that Eric Kyler gave Jessica Kyler instructions on how to crush up drugs in order to get them through the small hole.
At one point, Jessica Kyler tried to get something through the hole from outside the jail wall without success, leaving behind a glove and a coat hanger.
During the calls, Jessica Kyler mentions someone named “Chad” dropping her off at the jail and at other times says she is with “Chad.”
At another time while Eric Kyler was talking with Jessica Kyler, other male voices are heard and he mentions both “Mason” and “Justin,” according to the complaint.
Jail records show that Mason Miles and Justin Jordan were both housed in that room on that date.
In the final call on Feb. 26, Eric Kyler told Jessica Kyler “thank you, we did make that happen,” according to the report.
Jordan, 34, Miles, 26, and Chad Schwartz, 47, are facing charges for being co-conspirators.
Earlier this month, Eric Kyler pleaded guilty in this case and a previous drug case for which President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman gave him a total sentence of 42 months to 10 years in state prison.
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