A state narcotics enforcement agent was charged on Monday with grand theft, embezzlement and filing a false police report. The agent, Gabriel Noel Baltodano, was accused of stealing money from suspects and was the target of an internal investigation. Last week, he was alleged to have stolen $33,000.
Baltodano has been with the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement department for nine years. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.