The pursuit results in two search warrants, five arrests and the seizure of illegal drugs and weapons


(CALM WATER, OK) – On Friday, June 24, at 10:03 a.m., detectives from the Stillwater Police Department (SPD) Special Projects Unit attempted to arrest the driver of a white 2014 Chevrolet Equinox for a traffic code violation. road in the Doty and Arrington area, which ultimately led to multiple arrests and seizures of illegal drugs and weapons.

The driver of the vehicle was Dakota Gottfried, who drove officers down several side streets before mounting McElroy from Benjamin. As the suspect moved west on McElroy, detectives observed her throwing several bags of illegal narcotics from the vehicle. Stillwater Police officers responded to the area shortly thereafter and took possession of the items. Gottfried continued west on McElroy before stopping east of the Perkins Rd intersection.

Officers arrested Gottfried and seized several illegal drugs from him. The large amount of drugs seized exceeded the threshold for drug trafficking. Throughout the investigation, detectives conducted two separate search warrants based on this traffic stop and arrested four other suspects on multiple drug and weapons charges.

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, Gottfried was transported to Payne County Jail for treatment. During the booking process at their prison, an x-ray machine was used as normal procedure. Payne County jailers noticed that Gottfried had what appeared to be illegal contraband inside his body cavity. SPD detectives responded and she was transported to Stillwater Medical Center where they seized 91 ecstasy pills and various other pills. Gottfried admitted to placing the contraband in his body cavity during the slow chase. Gottfried was released from prison on June 8, 2022, where she served three years for trafficking.


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