A New York City police officer lost her job this week after being caught allegedly selling significant amounts of narcotics, such as fentanyl and heroin, while on duty.
According to the NY Post, Grace Rose Baez, aged 37, was arrested along with her partner, Cesar Martinez, aged 42. Both individuals were charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics and the distribution of narcotics.
Both individuals reportedly attempted to sell drugs to an undercover federal informant. On Tuesday, Grace provided the informant with a small sample of what she claimed to be “high-quality” fentanyl, concealed in a Mentos candy container.
She further informed the informant about her ability to sell a kilo of heroin for $25,000, along with 800 grams of fentanyl.
The federal authorities stated that she was performing desk duty this week and utilized that period to organize meetings and negotiate prices for the sale of narcotics in kilogram amounts.
On Thursday, Grace met the informant in Yonkers and handed over the packages that contained suspected narcotics. These packages included one kilogram and 400 grams of heroin, as well as 640 grams of fentanyl labeled as 640 Manzana. Consequently, she was arrested on the same day.
After arresting Grace, the police went to the home she shared with Cesar and discovered a package of suspected narcotics being thrown out of the apartment.
They ultimately discovered a kilogram press machine and other narcotics that Cesar supposedly tried to discard outdoors. Both individuals may face years in prison if found guilty.