Windsor police lay additional drug charge against officer
A mug shot of arrested Windsor police officer David Bshouty can be seen in this undated photo. (Wayne County Sheriff's Office)
A Windsor police officer accused of trying to smuggle cocaine across the Ambassador Bridge is facing another drug related charge.
Windsor police have laid an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance against Const. David Bshouty. The charge is in relation to a small quantity of prescription narcotics, suspected to be Oxycodone.
The 31-year-old was arrested on April 14 for allegedly trying to smuggle three grams of cocaine into the U.S. He was held in a Michigan jail for several days, where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance less than 25 grams.
He has since been released from custody after paying 10 per cent of his $25,000 bail.
The charges stem from a two-month-long investigation that started after Windsor police received an anonymous tip. An internal investigation was launched immediately afterwards by the risk management unit.
Bshouty has since been suspended from duty with pay.
He will next appear in court on Friday.