Fishkill prison guard arrested for selling cocaine out of NYC apartment

A state correction officer was indicted for allegedly promoting cocaine out his East Harlem residence, prosecutors mentioned Thursday.

Alex Toro, who works on the Fishkill Correctional Facility, was busted after he allegedly bought $9,500 price of medicine to an undercover NYPD officer on 4 separate events between Aug. 2 and Sept. 7, the Manhattan District Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned.

After investigating Toro for a couple of month, the NYPD raided his residence Wednesday and located over 1,000 grams of cocaine valued at $40,000.

In addition they found a loaded .40 caliber firearm and ammunition, in addition to $8,000 in money.

The CO allegedly organized the offers with the undercover cop — who he believed to be a purchaser — over cellphone calls and textual content messages whereas working on the jail in Dutchess County.

ALEX TORO, 47, a Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (“DOCCS”) Corrections Officer at the Fishkill Correctional Facility, arrested for selling cocaine out of his apartment in East Harlem.
Alex Toro was arrested for allegedly promoting $9,500 price of medicine to an undercover NYPD officer.
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Toro is escorted by police.
Toro had been working on the Fishkill Correctional Facility.
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Toro sits in court.
The NYPD discovered over 1,000 grams of cocaine valued at $40,000 in Toro’s residence.
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He then despatched his sister to wrap up the transaction out of his East 166th Road residence. Toro made one handoff himself to the undercover cop, with 250 grams of cocaine bought whole, prosecutors mentioned.

He additionally talked about that he owned an assault rifle and provided to promote a handgun to the undercover police officer, prosecutors mentioned.

Toro, who had been working on the upstate lockup since 2014, resigned Wednesday.

Toro is led out of court.
Toro would ship his sister to facilitate the drug transactions.
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“Corrections officers are anticipated to uphold the legislation, and Mr. Toro’s alleged actions undermine religion within the legal justice system,” District Lawyer Alvin Bragg mentioned in an announcement.

Toro appeared in court docket Thursday. He faces a number of fees of legal sale of a managed substance.

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