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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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