Pursuit Yields Two Search Warrants, Five Arrests and Seizure of Illegal Drugs and Weapons

Stillwater Police Department - June 29, 2022 6:28 am

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

The driver of the vehicle was Dakota Gottfried, who led officers through several side streets before getting onto McElroy from Benjamin. As the suspect was traveling westbound on McElroy, detectives witnessed her throw multiple bags of illegal narcotics from the vehicle. Stillwater Police officers responded to the area shortly after and took possession of the items. Gottfried continued west on McElroy before stopping east of the intersection at Perkins Rd.

Officers took Gottfried into custody and seized multiple illegal drugs from her. The large amount of drugs seized was over the threshold of drug trafficking. Throughout the investigation, detectives conducted two separate search warrants based off of this traffic stop and arrested four other suspects for several drug charges and weapon charges.

On Saturday, June 25, 2022, Gottfried was transported to Payne County Jail for processing. While going through the booking process at their jail, an X-ray machine was utilized as normal procedures. Payne County Jailers noticed Gottfried had what appeared to be illegal contraband inside of her body cavity. Detectives with SPD 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 inside her body cavity during the slow pursuit. Gottfried was released from prison on June 8, 2022, where she served three years for trafficking.



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