Officer Charged with Drug Possession

Windsor Police Chief Al Frederick speaks at a press conference April 14, 2014.

A Windsor police officer is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance after allegedly bringing drugs across the border.

Constable David Bshouty was arrested on Saturday, April 12 after allegedly crossing the border with 3 g of crack cocaine.

Windsor Police Service Chief Al Frederick says they contacted Homeland Security after receiving an anonymous tip. “Some of the information was, and as the investigation unfolded, was that he was crossing the border. So that’s what stimulated that contact,” says Frederick. “The grounds did not exist at this time for an arrest on this side of the border but any time you cross a border of course you subject yourself to a whole different level of scrutiny by entering a foreign country and sure enough that’s what happened.”

Frederick says the entire force is extremely disappointed and frustrated with the alleged actions of this police officer. Constable Bshouty has been suspended with pay and will be subject to a Police Service Act Hearing.