NYPD cop gets eight years in prison for running cocaine, pot An NYPD cop convicted of delivering cocaine and pot for side cash in what she came to learn was an undercover Internal Affairs Bureau sting was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday — the minimum she could have faced. Nysia Stroud, 30, was convicted of high-level drug possession and official misconduct at trial in Manhattan Supreme Court. She faced up to 20 years on each of the two top counts and the sentences could have run consecutively. Stroud, with a courier she knew as Lisa — really an undercover — delivered drugs between Washington Heights and W. 96th St. between April and June 2017. She pocketed between $250 and $1,000 for the handful of drug runs, evidence at her trial showed. Justice Ruth Pickholz told Stroud at her sentencing she “did betray the public trust” and “made some very poor choices,” before shipping the former law enforcement official upstate to serve the next several years behind bars. "You gave up a wonderful career by breaking the law,” Pickholz added. “You of all people should have known better.”The judge was unmoved by Stroud’s long-shot bid to have her felony convictions tossed so she could join the military — insisting she should not be defined by the verdict. “Having been raised in a poverty-stricken area in Brownsville in Brooklyn, I am blessed to not have become a product of my environment,” Stroud said. “I do not believe that my true character was conveyed to you,” she added. “I always have been a person of integrity.”Stroud was already on modified duty and assigned to the Fleet Services Division when she was busted last June.
The Internal Affairs Bureau had been on her case for two years after she was caught in her uncle’s apartment during a drug raid. She was not charged in connection with that search. Her attorney Alex Grosshtern argued at trial that the NYPD planted an attractive lesbian undercover, just his client’s “type,” to lure Stroud into the drug deliveries. “A reasonable jury could have come to a different conclusion,” he argued at the sentencing.