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Phoenix man sentenced on drug charges

Man also scuffled with law enforcement on two occasions

A Phoenix man was sentenced to 10 years and one month in prison Monday after pleading guilty to charges stemming from incidents in 2020 and 2021 in which he fought with police officers.

Jeremy Kyle Gibson, 36, pleaded to charges of unlawful delivery of heroin, unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and resisting arrest. The two cases were combined.

The October 2020 incident occurred in the 2200 block of Biddle Road in a fast-food restaurant parking lot. An officer tried to block Gibson into a parking spot, but Gibson collided with the officer’s vehicle. An altercation followed in which Gibson stuck the officer before being subdued and taken into custody, according to the District Attorney’s office.

A vehicle search turned up a backpack containing 280 grams of heroin, about 21 grams of methamphetamine and scales.

In the May 2021 incident, detectives approached Gibson, who had outstanding warrants, at a store in the 1300 block of Crater Lake Avenue. Gibson fought with the detectives, attempted to escape and dropped “an electrical-taped bundle” that contained about 250 grams of heroin, police said.

Police also found more than 300 grams of meth inside Gibson’s vehicle, police said.

More than $4,100 found on Gibson during the two incidents was seized for civil forfeiture. Gibson was also ordered to pay restitution.