FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) – A former officer from New York was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in a $200,000 cocaine deal in Florida.READ MORE: First US Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In California
A Fort Lauderdale federal judge sentenced Phillip LeRoy, 28, who was twice named “Cop of the Year” in his Queens precinct.
LeRoy pleaded guilty to a drug trafficking conspiracy charge in March and resigned from the police department.READ MORE: Miami Freedom Tower Money Proposed In State House
LeRoy admitted providing security and carrying his off-duty gun during a drug deal that involved bringing about 22 pounds of cocaine from Florida to New York. The deal turned out to be a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sting operation.
Court records show LeRoy is cooperating with investigators and could have his sentence reduced.
Two other men have pleaded guilty in the case.MORE NEWS: Surfside Condo Collapse Lawsuits Will Likely Go To Trial Next Summer
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