Drugs and firearms seized during checkstop outside of Elk Point

Three people have been charged following a checkstop after RCMP found drugs and weapons.

On Thursday, May 16th, 2019, Alberta RCMP Traffic Services was conducting an Alberta check stop on Highway 897 near Frog Lake First Nations. During the check stop a vehicle was checked and further investigation resulted in the arrest of all three occupants of the vehicle.

Police seized a loaded sawed off rifle with a round in the chamber, cocaine, oxycontin, $475.00 in Canadian currency, zip ties and other drug paraphernalia.

Dustin Gellerman (27) of Edmonton AB. who was also wanted on 6 outstanding warrant has been charged with the following offences:

  • Trafficking a controlled drug substance
  • Fail to comply with a JP Recognizance X 2
  • Fail to comply with a firearm prohibition
  • Firearms offences X 6

Jason Johnson (33) of Lloydminster AB. was charged with the following offences:

  • Trafficking a control drug substance
  • Fail to comply with a JP Recognizance
  • Firearms offences X 6

Both Gellerman and Johnson were remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and both are scheduled to appear in Bonnyville provincial court on May 21st 2019.

Katelyn Dase (25) of Lloydminster AB. was charged with the following offences:

  • Trafficking a control drug substance
  • Firearms offences X 6

Dase was released on a $1,500 no cash Recognizance with several conditions. Dase is scheduled to appear in St. Paul provincial court on May 22nd 2019.

“Alberta RCMP Traffic Services goes beyond only enforcing the traffic safety act.” says Cst. Stephen Cunningham with the RCMP Traffic Services. Traffic Services will continue to ensure the public is safe on our roadways and at the same time will continue to take traveling criminals off our streets in an attempt to reduce crime in Alberta.

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking if you have information about this incident to please call the Elk Point RCMP at 780-724-3829 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.