A state correctional officer has been charged with allegedly selling cocaine from his East Harlem apartment, prosecutors said Thursday.
Alex Toro, who works at Fishkill Correctional Facility, was arrested after allegedly selling $9,500 worth of drugs to an undercover NYPD officer on four separate occasions between Aug. 2 and Sept. 7, prosecutors said Manhattan with.
After investigating Toro for about a month, the NYPD searched his home on Wednesday and found over 1,000 grams of cocaine valued at $40,000.
They also discovered a loaded .40 caliber firearm and ammunition, and $8,000 in cash.
The CO allegedly arranged deals with the undercover cop – who he believed was a buyer – over phone calls and text messages while he worked at the Dutchess County jail.
He then sent his sister out of his East 166th Street apartment to complete the transaction. Toro turned himself in to the undercover cop, selling a total of 250 grams of cocaine, prosecutors said.
He also mentioned that he owned an assault rifle and offered to sell the undercover cop a pistol, prosecutors said.
Toro, who has worked at the state prison since 2014, resigned on Wednesday.
“Correction officers are expected to comply with the law, and Mr. Toro’s alleged actions undermine confidence in the criminal justice system,” District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement.
Toro appeared in court Thursday. He faces multiple charges of criminally selling a controlled substance.
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