Watertown Man Gets Two Years For Driving Impaired With Loaded Gun

(Ashippun) A Watertown man was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday for driving impaired with a loaded handgun. In March, Ian Scott Ortega plead no contest to a felony charge of Maintain a Drug Trafficking Place and Possession of Cocaine as while as misdemeanor OWI Third Offense and Operate Firearm while Intoxicated. In March of 2018, Ortega was stopped by officers for traveling at a high rate of speed in the town of Ashippun. Upon searching the vehicle, police found individually packed bundles of white powder and a large amount of white rock-like substances that appeared to be crack cocaine. Authorities also noticed that Ortega was impaired and immediately became aggravated. Officers also found marijuana, a digital scale and loaded Taurus .38 revolver in the vehicle’s center console. Assistant District Attorney Gilbert Thompson said at sentencing that photos from Ortega’s residence showed this incident was not isolated but rather indicated that he is a cocaine dealer. The 32-year-old was also placed on extended supervision three years.