On March 15, 2018, the Eastern Nevada Narcotic Task Force (ENNTF), with the assistance of the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Department of Public Safety, Highway Patrol, and the Nevada Department of Corrections, arrested Douglas Kaman Jr. 42 of Ely.

Kaman was arrested on three counts of sales of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine). Detectives over the past three months, allegedly purchased methamphetamine from Kaman on three separate occasions. Subsequent to the arrest of Kaman, Task Force Detectives served a search warrant on Kaman’s residence and two vehicles belonging to him.

During the service of the search warrants Detectives encountered Ashley Gillaspie, 27 of Ely and her 4 year old child. As a result of the search warrants Gillaspie was arrested on one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of a child being present during a controlled substance violation and unlawful use of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.

As a result of the search warrants, Kaman was additionally charged with five counts of a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, one count of prohibited person in possession of a stun gun, possession of methamphetamine and cocaine with the intent to sell. He was also charged with two counts of possession of brass metal knuckles, one count of a child being present during a controlled substance violation, and trafficking methamphetamine.

As a result of this investigation approximately one ounce of methamphetamine, two grams cocaine, and approximately one half pound of marijuana was seized.

Kaman and Gillaspie are currently being held at the White Pine County Public Safety Building. Bail on Kaman was set at $730,000.00 and Gillaspie’s bail was set at $25,000.00.

The Eastern Nevada Narcotic Task Force consists of the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigation Division, White Pine County Sheriff’s Office, Eureka County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada Department of Corrections. The Task Force is funded in part by the Justice Assistant Grant.

Concerned citizens with drug-related information are asked to call the Eastern Nevada Task Force at 775-289-1660.