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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.

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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.

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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.

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