Former ‘Cop of the Year’ nabbed in huge coke-bust

Posted at 4:52 PM, Dec 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-03 16:52:45-05

broward county arrestPolice officer Philip LeRoy, named “Cop of the Year” two years ago in his Queens precinct, was busted Tuesday on cocaine-trafficking charges, the New York posted reported.

He was nabbed along with two other men while allegedly buying 10 kilos of cocaine, the publication reported, citing sources.

The alleged deal went down in Sunrise, Florida, where the police department reportedly stages reverse drug deal situations, selling cheap cocaine.

They’re known for these kind of big busts,” a police source said to the NY Post. “You got to be pretty stupid to do this deal in Sunrise.”

LeRoy, who recently turned 28, now faces felony charges. He is charged with committing a 1st degree felony with his weapon, cocaine trafficking, and trafficking conspiracy, according to Broward County online court records.

LeRoy was given a “Cop of the Year” award in 2012, according to online news reports.  A Facebook picture from 2012, shows LeRoy next to a wall with the NYPD shield and the words “The Greatest Detectives.”

As a member of the anti-crime unit, P.O. Leroy has made more than two dozen arrests so far this year for things like robbery and gun possession,” then-Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said at the time, the NY Post reports.

Although the picture is quite pixelated and possibly altered, one Facebook photo shows Leroy and his “ridiculously well-defined abs” – as Gawker first pointed out.

His bail was set at $250,000.