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Former Cincy city council candidate busted with 500 grams of cocaine

Kevin Johnson (PHOTO: Hamilton County Jail) Kevin Johnson (PHOTO: Hamilton County Jail)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati’s Police Gang Unit busted a former Cincinnati city council candidate on multiple drug offenses on Tuesday. 

Kevin Johnson was caught during a traffic stop and had 550 grams of cocaine in his vehicle, according to court documents. 

A website copyrighted in 2013, lists Johnson as a candidate for Cincinnati city council. 

“My name is Kevin Johnson, and I am an independent candidate for Cincinnati City Council,” the kevinjohnsonforcincinnati.com website reads. “I am committed to representing ALL of Cincinnati and hope that may campaign reflects this commitment." 

Police told FOX19 NOW they received a complaint in the 1800 block of Freeman Ave. 

Officers were waiting for a search warrant at the residence to be signed when Johnson left, a source said. 

“From there he was stopped and found to possess over 500 grams of cocaine,” the source told FOX19 NOW. 
  
Johnson has been charged with two counts of trafficking and two counts drug abuse.

The former city council candidate claims he had the endorsement of the Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police when he ran for the office. 
  
Johnson is being held on multiple bonds totaling $300,000. 

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