Undercover cop says she used flattery to get close to police officer, Nysia Stroud, accused of running drugs in New York
Stroud, 30, thought her badge protected her in drug scheme, prosecutors say
An undercover drug cop posing as a hairdresser recruited Stroud as a strong arm and transport for drug runs
She allegedly was paid $250 – $1000, each time on drug deliveries between April and June 2017
The suspect allegedly told the undercover cop that she was “willing to use her status to keep them out of trouble”
Stroud is charged with selling drugs and official misconduct
Faces 8 years in jail if convicted
The 30-year-old NYPD officer, Nysia Stroud, is on trial for selling drugs and official misconduct.
An NYPD officer on trial for running drugs thought her badge gave her a free pass and cover to protect her illicit dealings, prosecutors said Thursday.
New York City cop, Nysia Stroud, who is on trial on drug running charges was done in by her own vanity, the undercover cop who helped put her away testified Thursday.
The disgraced officer was indicted in June for trafficking large amounts of marijuana and cocaine for an undercover cop, prosecutors said.
The defendant allegedly, made more than $2,000 transporting the drugs on four occasions between April and June 2017, according to the Manhattan DA’s office. Prosecutors said she started delivering the drugs, including more than one kilogram of cocaine, after meeting the undercover officer posing as a drug courier in March of 2017.
Heads down: Nysia Stroud would not look up during her r arraignment in State Supreme Court in June 2017
Explaining how a fellow officer was ensnared in an undercover sting operation, the officer working the covert beat, identified only as UC 5063 in court documents, testified that she met 30-year-old Stroud while working at the Adidas store on Spring St. in SoHo on March 3, 2017, the covert cop said in Manhattan Supreme Court.
Stroud, from Brooklyn and assigned to the NYPD’s Fleet Services Division, at the time was moonlighting, working an unauthorized security job at the store.
The under cover narco officer wandered inside and “struck up a conversation about her sneakers,” she testified.
“I like the sneakers. Could I take a picture of the sneakers?” she asked Stroud, buttering her up.
Stroud she said, was happy to pose for a full-length photo, which snagged her in the sting operation, masterminded by her new friend whom she believed was a hairdresser in the Bronx.
Nysia Stroud covers up as she’s taken into custody after her arraignment last June
That was the beginning of a friendship between the two women.
Within weeks, Stroud was accompanying her new friend,, on drug deliveries between April and June 2017, according to the testimony.
“She basically said she could give me a ride anytime,” the undercover cop explained.
The investigator will be back on the witness stand Friday.