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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Grand Jury Indicts Kansas Man Who Fled from Troopers

TOPEKA, KAN. – A federal grand jury indicted an Olathe man Wednesday on charges of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Dustin Schultz-Bergin, 40, Olathe, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to documents filed in federal court, on Jan. 23, 2020, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers attempted to arrest Schultz-Bergin at Matfield Green service area on the Kansas Turnpike. He fled in a Nissan Altima and troopers stopped the car about 10 miles north of the service area. Schultz-Bergin was armed and troopers shot at him after he got out of the car and ran into a field. Troopers stopped him with the help of a police dog.

The Drug Enforcement Administration recovered more than 7 pounds of methamphetamine from the car and a .380-caliber handgun.

If convicted, he could face not less than 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $10 million on the methamphetamine charge and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Kansas Highway Patrol investigated. Special U.S. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle McFarlane is prosecuting

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Matthew Joseph Gammill, 41, Lawrence, Kan., is charged with one count of possession of child pornography. The crime is alleged to have occurred Feb. 24, 2020, in Lawrence.

If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Hunting is prosecuting.

Carlos Alberto Pesina-Velasquez, who is not a U.S. citizen and who has been living in Greenleaf, Kan., is charged with one count of visa fraud and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Feb. 1, 2020, in Greenleaf.

 If convicted, he could face a penalty of up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Department of Homeland Security investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 5, 2020