NYPD officer faces drug, gun charges in Florida

Author: associated press
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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – A New York police officer is facing cocaine trafficking and weapons charges following his arrest during an alleged drug buy in South Florida.

A Sunrise Police Department report identified the NYPD officer as 28-year-old Phillip Leroy of Queens. Leroy remained jailed Wednesday on $250,000 bail, and court records did not indicate whether he had an attorney.

According to the police report, Leroy and two other men negotiated to buy about $200,000 worth of cocaine. The three were arrested Monday after the exchange was made. Police also found a loaded 9mm handgun under the seat of Leroy’s vehicle.

Police say Leroy admitted to his role in the drug deal. He is charged with cocaine trafficking, trafficking conspiracy and committing a felony with a weapon. The other men also face drug charges.

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