Clark County veteran prosecutor and former District Attorney David Roger warned members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department last week of the consequences for the use of drugs obtained from an unlicensed provider that could lead to prosecution under NRS 453.411, in a memo to members of the Las Vegas Police Protective Association.Roger, now working for the police union that represented the rank and file of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, did not explain why he decided to alert the union members – since all of them are employed by the same employer of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department – to that law that may apply to others equally.In the second paragraph of the memo, Roger stated plain and simple that “If a person receives Testosterone from an unlicensed provider, both the provider and the person receiving injections could be prosecuted under NRS 453.411,” giving the impression that maybe many officers might be breaking the law by trying to gain more muscle instead of “fearing for their life,” as they all claim after each shooting.Roger did not explain in his memo the reasons for creating it when members of the union are all under a very good medical plan and there doesn’t seem to be a good reason for any of them to visit an “unlicensed provider.” Could it be just because the request for Testosterone has noticeably increased among police officer members of the PPA?A few years back when then Deputy Chief John Sullivan, candidate for Sheriff, was asked if the department was aware that narcotic detective-turned junkie Rod Mathis AKA Rod Lewis was consuming cocaine, he told the Las Vegas Tribune that narcotic police officers are allowed to use drugs “to do their job better.”It seems like the consumption of not only illegal, but dangerous drugs by police officers is less risky than the use of medicine to increase the stamina and the testosterone of some officers.The memo began with… “As you may know, NAC 43.530 (7) (kk) provides that Testosterone is a Schedule III controlled substance.”NRS 453.411 (1) provides, “It is unlawful for a person knowingly to use or be under the influence of a controlled substance except in accordance with a lawfully issued prescription. It ends by pointing out that additionally, LVMPD policy 5/110.01 section 1 provides officers will not “ingest any controlled substance unless properly prescribed by a physician for an injury or illness.”It is unknown at this time why a police officer would go to an “unlicensed provider” to obtain a medicine that in many cases might be less dangerous than Viagra.After listening to this story on Face The Tribune with Rolando Larraz, an anonymous e-mail described the issue of the Testosterone as it was written for this article by saying “Isn’t this just great? they can manipulate evidence, lie, cheat, create false police reports, commit malfeasance, beat their wives and girlfriends, and now they are trying to prevent regular cops from putting a little lead in their pencils?”
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