Metro Police officer arrested on drug charges

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metro Police detective Lawrence Joseph Rinetti Jr., 46, was arrested on Saturday but has posted bail.

Rinetti faces charges of selling or transporting a controlled substance, destroying and concealing evidence and misconduct of a public officer.

According to Metro Police, Rinetti has been relieved of duty with pay. He has been with Metro since January 2006.

His Linkedin page revealed he’s also on the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

Beginning in December 2015, Rinetti worked as an independent contractor for the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The I-Team spoke with Bob Bennett of the state athletic commission, who said as of today, “Inspector Rinetti is no longer being assigned to unarmed combat events by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.” The commission noted he did a good job while working with them, and the arrest has nothing to do with the organization.

Rinetti’s bail was set at $10,000. He was released from Clark County Detention Center after it was posted.

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