The Las Vegas Police Department recently arrested one of its former officers for distributing prescription drugs.
The department, which heads the Region 4 Narcotics Task Force, investigated Robert Ortega, who was on the force until last month. for trafficking drugs. And he ended up facing three counts of drug distribution, while his wife, Judith Ortega, is charged with two counts.
Both are presumed innocent until proven otherwise. However, the arrest of the former officer shows that the department isn’t exempting its own.