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Olathe man indicted on federal drug charges after police chase

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 12:24:10-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Olathe man who was shot and injured by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper after a pursuit in January was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug and firearm charges.

Dustin Schultz-Bergin, 40, was charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, according to U.S. District Attorney for Kansas Stephen McAllister.

According to federal court documents, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers tried to arrest Schultz-Bergin on Jan. 23 at the Matfield Green Service Area, a toll road rest stop along Interstate 35 in Chase County.

He fled from troopers, who eventually ended the pursuit by using stop sticks. After his car became disabled, Schultz-Bergin got out of the car and was shot by a trooper. He was taken to a Wichita hospital in critical condition.

According to court documents, Schultz-Bergin was armed during the incident. The Drug Enforcement Administration recovered more than seven pounds of methamphetamine from the car, along with a .380-caliber handgun, according to McAllister.

Schultz-Bergin faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $10 million fine on the drug charge, and up to 10 years and a $250,000 fine on the firearm charge, McAllister said.