Oklahoma County Courthouse worker accused of buying drugs from officer
Robert Ortiz, 52, charged with possession of Hydrocodone with intent to distribute; a warrant was issued for his arrest
A snack bar worker at the Oklahoma County Courthouse is accused of buying drugs from a law enforcement agent.
Robert Ortiz, 52, of Oklahoma City, was charged June 22 in Oklahoma County District Court with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, records show.
A warrant for Ortiz's arrest was issued Monday.
Ortiz is accused of paying an agent from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control $100 for 50 Hydrocodone pills outside the courthouse at 320 Robert S. Kerr on March 9, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Hydrocodone is a narcotic that relieves pain by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.
Ortiz, according to the affidavit, told the narcotics agent during a phone call “he would take 50 now and would call later in the afternoon and get the other 50 pills.”
Prosecutors confirmed Ortiz works in the snack bar on the first floor of the courthouse. He could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.
Ortiz and the agent met outside the courthouse, where Ortiz handed the agent $100 and asked “if they were white pills,” the agent reported.
The agent handed Ortiz the bottle and walked away, the affidavit states. Ortiz was arrested that day and booked into the Oklahoma County jail. He was released the next day, jail records show.
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