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Press Release - Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Tue April 17, 2012

Brian Arthur Johnson age 52 of Somerset Street, Saint John was arrested following an investigation by members of the Saint John Police Force, RCMP and Rothesay Regional Police Force Street Crime Units for drug related offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and subsequent offences under the Criminal Code of Canada.

On Sunday morning, April 15th, 2012 members of the Unit arrested Johnson after a short pursuit.

One half kilogram of cocaine was seized in the incident.

Johnson made an appearance in Court April 16th, 2012 and pled guilty to possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, dangerous driving and failing to stop for Police.  Mr. Johnson was sentenced to 4 years in federal penitentiary on the 3 charges.