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Kilos of Meth Found in Arrest of Two Traffickers in Las Vegas

Early in 2013 drug investigators learned that methamphetamine was being transported from Las Vegas to Honolulu on a regular basis. Officials reported that John Ortega, 25, had been transporting mass amounts of meth in kilos and storing it in a rented storage unit until it was time to make a transfer. Law enforcement arrested Ortega with the methamphetamine in August after following him for several months.

The arrest went down when police stopped Ortega’s vehicle upon entering his storage unit. They found two kilos in his car and 4.5 kilos in the storage unit where they also found $13,000 in cash and a 9mm handgun.

At that time, Ortega pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of money laundering. NRS 453

The U.S. Justice Department learned that Ortega was supplying the meth to Keith Alcos of Honolulu who they then arrested. Alcos appeared in court as co-defendant; Ortega was sentenced to 121 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Alcos pled guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He will be sentenced on Jan. 8.

These two drug traffickers handling large amounts of an illegal substance and will receive a severe penalty. Most drug dealers do not deal in such large quantities, so if they are charged here in Las Vegas, a criminal defense lawyer is often able to negotiate the charges. Potter Law Firm has 20 years experience in defending drug cases, so call 702-997-1774 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights.