An NYPD officer was busted Tuesday for trafficking heroin after returning from Massachusetts with $50,000 stashed in her car, authorities said.
Officer Yessenia Jimenez allegedly conspired with another person to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, according to a new Manhattan federal court complaint.
After a months-long investigation and surveillance, an agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency confronted Jimenez and cohort Luis Soto, prosecutors said at the cop's appearance in court Tuesday.
The agent shined a flashlight into the woman's car and discovered a bundle of cash along with her NYPD service weapon in her purse, according to the court papers. The bundle allegedly turned out to be $25,000.
The agent then found another in a plastic grocery bag in her trunk, according to court documents. It contained another $25,000, officials said.
Jimenez and Soto were arrested, and authorities later found 250 grams of what appeared to be heroin in the woman's apartment, according to the complaint.