The Queens District Attorney’s office says NYPD Detective Stephen Anderson, in commission of a buy-and-bust, purchased three bags of cocaine at Club Delicioso in Elmhurst in January 2008. Then, it is alleged, he passed two of the bags to Officer Stephen Anderson so Anderson could say he bought them from four other guys in the bar, who were arrested along with the guilty parties. Prosecutors say one of them also went back to the bar later to snatch the surveillance tape so they wouldn’t get caught. They were apparently unthorough, however, as authorities got the tapes anyway and started building a case against the cops, who now face multiple charges and could go away for up to nine years.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 15, 2009