Merlin Alston, 33, sat stone-faced as jurors in Manhattan federal court found him guilty on conspiracy to distribute narcotics, like cocaine and molly, and weapons possession.
During the two-week trial, prosecutors said Alston, who worked in the 46th Precinct in The Bronx, helped high school pal Gabriel Reyes deal as much as 40 kilos of cocaine.
Alston would accompany Reyes for drug bust with using his own service weapon or at times a loaded shotgun for protection. Alston lived a real Drug Dealer Hollywood script as he allied with local drug dealers and securing their safety and longevity of getting the deals done as long as he gets paid. It seems like the documentary of “The 7-5” has been getting some wheels turning with some NYPD.
Alston faces 15 years to life in prison at his sentencing in February.