According to the NY Daily News:
A Manhattan federal jury on Monday found an NYPD cop guilty of protecting a Bronx drug dealer — and helping him traffic at least 5 kilos of cocaine.
Merlin Alston, 34, faces up to life in prison for drug conspiracy and gun charges.
Alston helped wannabe drug kingpin Gabriel Reyes — his former buddy from high school — move coke from 2010 to 2014, prosecutors from Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office said in court.
Alston also gave other dealers a heads up about cops’ movements and ongoing investigations, prosecutors said.