Cop found guilty as drug courier
IN THE end, a Manhattan cop’s badge didn’t help her beat a drug trafficking rap.
NYPD Officer Nysia Stroud was convicted Thursday of drug possession and official misconduct.
It took a Manhattan Supreme Court jury about an hour to find her guilty.
Stroud, 30, offered her police shield as protection to a woman she thought was a part-time drug courier.
In reality, that woman was an undercover cop posing as a Bronx hairdresser with an illegal side gig. The undercover officer, who used the name Lisa, befriended Stroud and convinced her to help deliver drugs between April and June 2017.
Stroud was paid between $250 and $1,000 for the trips between Washington Heights and W. 96th St.
Her attorney argued that the NYPD planted an attractive lesbian undercover who was Stroud’s “type” to flirt with her and con her into making illicit drops.
An NYPD spokeswoman said Stroud, who has seven years on the job, is suspended pending termination.