Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge – City Councilor Becomes a Police Informant PT 1

Dirty Town Under a Crooked Bridge – City Councilor Becomes a Police Informant PT 1

SURGEON

So Mr. Johnson why do you want to have a penile implant?

ROBBY JOHNSON

That’s a good question doc.  I just want more confidence, especially in court.

SURGEON

You’re a lawyer?

ROBBY JOHNSON

Yes.   I’ve researched it and yourself, and I think you’re the man to do the job.

SURGEON

Do you have problems attaining an erection?  This type of surgery can be costly.  I charge $20,000 for the process.

ROBBY JOHNSON

I have a new client that’s going to have to cough up a very large retainer.   She’s a city councilor that has been having a feud with some editor of a newspaper.

SURGEON

That never ends well.

Britney Berk was frustrated.  She wasn’t used to not getting her way, and this public feud was not going well.    She leaned down and snorted a long thick line of cocaine.   Her nose was already running when she snapped her head back.

BRITNEY BERK

I always knew I’d be a success.   First a successful Real Estate business, and now running for Council.   And then it happened.    I never expected it to happen, yet it did.   You don’t feel anything when you’re in the blender and after I was tapped on the shoulder everything changed.

It was snowing out, all Christmas like.  A wonderful night and in a dark corner of the restaurant that had become a second home to Britney, after passing off a bag of coke to Ryan the waiter, she felt a hand on her shoulder.   She spun fast to see a smiling face.

She was startled, but was even more startled when the smiling face flashed a badge.

SGT JOE ANTHONY

You do realize that distribution of narcotics is in fact a criminal offence Councilor Berk?

Silence and that deer in the headlights look on her face was all the response Sgt Anthony got back.

SGT JOE ANTHONY

You have the right to remain silent unless of course you have some information for me.

BRITNEY BERK

What do you mean?

SGT JOE ANTHONY

See, you do speak.   What I mean is I can charge you or you can give me a reason not to.

Her brain was racing.  Things like this never happened to people like her.   This was Cornwall.  Didn’t this cop know who she was?

SGT JOE ANTHONY

You do realize you can’t be on council if you’re in jail, right?

It happened that quickly.   Britney delivered the goods too with three major busts in less than a month.  Ryan fled Cornwall to Toronto, and the Sergeant protected her from the bad guys even leaning on that newspaper editor.

She even tried to frame him for a charge after talking about it with Madame Mayor.   There was no evidence, but that hadn’t stopped them ever before, and in the end the racked up legal defense was punishment enough.

Britney soon started to feel better and was even allowed to keep distributing to help collar more busts for the police.

Of course there were some real questions to this mess?     Was the Police Chief and Police board aware?  Was the mayor and council?  After all, the police are a department of the City, essentially city workers in a sense.    When they made a mess it was local tax payers that paid for it.      If Britney was convicted she couldn’t be a councilor any longer.   Likewise was she not open the laws of seizure from the proceeds to crime?   None of this mattered to Sgt Anthony who racked up bust after bust padding his record.

End of part one.  If you want more click share on social media and post your comments below.

DTUCB is FICTION.   It’s inspired by characters and stories from the heart of Cornwall Ontario.    To see other excerpts click HERE.

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