We tend to think that the drug trade only happens in Toronto and not in Cobourg but on Tuesday Feb 26, Cobourg and Port Hope Police arrested two men caught in the act of buying/selling cocaine. The seller, 24 year old Daniel Campbell-Johnson of Ajax, also had a loaded .45 semi-automatic and was held overnight for a bail hearing. The buyer, 69 year old Floyd Graham of Cobourg, was released pending a court appearance. The Cobourg Police Press release said that “Officers were in the area of John Street and James Street in the Town of Cobourg and observed a drug transaction between two males. Both males were arrested and a loaded firearm was recovered along with a substantial quantity of suspected cocaine. Both males were transported to the Cobourg Police Station.”
The photo was released by the Police to show what was seized and included the description “Police seized a semi-automatic .45 Caliber, Interarms handgun and just over 6 ounces of suspected cocaine with an approximate street value of $18,500”. The photo also shows some currency and two cellphones plus what looks like another gadget – a scale maybe?
The Police report said that Daniel Campbell-Johnson was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking cocaine and multiple firearms offences. Floyd Graham of Cobourg was charged with possession of cocaine.
You have to wonder how many other drug transactions happen where no Police are “observing”.