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LetsIn-game spelling see here... Congratulations, you're under arrest for chem trafficking. Hand over your weapons and come with me.

Keller is an NCR Ranger working as an undercover agent investigating a chem ring in Westside in 2281.


This undercover agent of the NCR police spearheads an investigation with Lt. Boyd[1] into chems trafficking in the outer Vegas area.[2] Keller, an NCR Ranger, for months, has been operating from the pawn shop in Westside, gathering evidence to break up the drug ring.[3] He recently arrested a chem dealer named Price for supplying chem ingredients to the local gangs, such as the Fiends and Scorpions.[4]

With the dealer behind bars and awaiting questioning, Keller meanwhile poses as an associate of Price, handling his deliveries while he is away, covering up his absence as a recent business opportunity that Price went to check out.[5] In turn, the agent intercepts incoming packages for Price to be used as evidence in his trial and to expose more of his associates.[6] One of the people that Price made deals with to transport chem ingredients, the Camp McCarran quartermaster Daniel Contreras, is held under suspicion by Keller for his involvement in trafficking.[7]

Contreras soon sends one of his associates, the Courier, to deliver a package of medical supplies to Price, unaware that his contact has already been apprehended and locked up.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in quests.


Dealing with Contreras: The Courier is sent to Miguel's Pawn Shop to find Price, Contreras' contact, but instead Keller is there. Talk to him and report back to Contreras. He'll ask the Courier to kill Keller, but they can convince Contreras to work with him, Barter check of 70 or Speech check of 80. Whichever option is chosen, return to Keller and either kill him or convince him to work with Contreras.


Apparel Weapon Other items
Leather armor Trail carbine


If convinced to allow Contreras to continue his dealings and if left alive, interacting with Keller will only yield him to ask "What did Contreras say?" and then leave the conversation.


Keller appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 After talking with Keller, the dialogue option to pass a 7 INT/PER check pops up and does not work and always results in failure, despite having 7 Perception and 7 Intelligence.[verified]
  • PCPC Killing Keller with a silenced weapon after passing two of the Speech checks will circumvent the bug in Dealing with Contreras where the player does not receive This Machine and the final piece of dialogue does not trigger. This has to be done prior to returning to Contreras to report that Keller has been dealt with.
  • PCPC After talking with Keller and passing the INT/PER check, if one chooses to attack and kill Keller after he says the player is under arrest, upon returning to Contreras, the result and dialogue option will be the same as if you kept Keller alive and bribed him. If the player kills Keller in this order, they will not take a hit to their reputation with the NCR, and will gain access to the stash and This Machine. Although it disables the ability to turn him into Lt. Boyd (This occurs as of patch #2). [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, even if killing him without NCR reputation loss, the NCR will be hostile. A fix for this is to reload to the save after killing him but before the NCR went hostile and travel to the New Vegas Strip. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 If the player says that they will rat out Contreras, and then kills Keller, no reputation will be lost with the NCR. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Upon passing the Speech check to convince Keller the player is merely seeking Price to purchase from him, they will gain no XP for doing so, unlike every other Speech check in the game. [verified]


  1. The Courier: "Nothing. I was just told he was a local merchant I should check out."
    Keller: "[SUCCEEDED] All right, if you hear anything, report it to myself or Lt. Boyd immediately. We need to track down his source."
    (Keller's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "No one works for Price, so who the hell are you?"
    Keller: "Ah, shit. Well since you seem to have things figured out, the name's Keller. I'm an NCR Ranger investigating chem runners. Price is in deep with the NCR for supplying ingredients to the local gangs. He's currently being held for questioning. What's your business with him?"
    (Keller's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Who the hell are you?"
    Keller: "Ranger Keller. I've been undercover for months tracking chems in this area. This has to be the easiest catch yet."
    (Keller's dialogue)
  4. Keller: "Price is in deep with the NCR for supplying drug ingredients to the local gangs. He's currently being held for questioning."
    (Keller's dialogue)
  5. Keller: "We work together. I'm handling his deliveries for the moment while he handles a business opportunity that came up."
    (Keller's dialogue)
  6. The Courier: "C'mon guy. You're no merchant. You've got Ranger all over you."
    Keller: "[SUCCEEDED] What?! How the hell did you figure that out?"
    The Courier: "The way you stand, your weapon, even your armor is fitted in a military fashion."
    Keller: "Hell. Thought I'd done a better job than that. Well, if that's how it is, you can call me Ranger Keller. Price is in deep with the NCR for supplying drug ingredients to the local gangs. He's currently being held for questioning. What is your business with Price?"
    (Keller's dialogue)
  7. Keller: "Really now? We had our suspicions about that man, but he's got so many shipments going so many different directions it's been hard to track."
    (Keller's dialogue)