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Metro officer is relieved of duty after pleading guilty in drug case

Updated Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 5:55 p.m.

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Ramin Amely

A Metro Police traffic officer was relieved of duty on Tuesday after pleading guilty to two felony counts for misleading doctors to receive multiple prescriptions for painkillers.

Officer Ramin Amely was summoned to Clark County Justice Court on June 14 on one felony count each of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful obtaining of a controlled substance, Metro Police officials said.

Over the past two years, Amely misled doctors to receive multiple prescriptions for painkillers such as Percocet and hydromorphone, according to a Clark County District Court criminal complaint report.

Amely was placed on administrative leave until Tuesday, when he was relieved of duty without pay. Amely had worked at Metro Police since 2007.

He will appear in court in September to accept his plea agreement.

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  1. Here again we see how "recreational" drugs become much more than "recreational" and destroy lives. I contend they will eventually take complete control over the users life and the consequences are not pretty. My advice? Don't start! It's easier not to start then it is to quit.

  2. WOW - a metro officer being held accountable for something. I'm shocked.

  3. Ashley and cohorts: Please NOTE that Metro acts at their FIRST OPPORTUNITY to discipline and / or terminate and when we can avoid appeals and endless "due process" by the offender.

  4. codegray 12:23: Thank you for the thoughtful, relevant post. An officer who has paid more than his dues but got stupid for awhile does NOT need more severe punishment that a habitual pan handler.