Two years ago he was “Cop of the Year,” but on Monday he was busted in Florida on cocaine trafficking charges, according to police.
Philip LeRoy, who received the prestigious award in 2012 by former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly for his work in the 114th Precinct, was arrested in Florida for attempting to buy 10 kilos of cocaine, published reports said.
According to the New York Post, LeRoy was still working in the Queens precinct, but since the arrest he has been suspended.
The 28-year-old has been charged with felony weapon possession, trafficking cocaine, and conspiring to traffic the drug, according to records from the Broward County Clerk’s Office.
LeRoy is currently awaiting trial in Florida, and his bail is set at $250,000.