Pharmacists Arrested in Opiod Drug Trafficking Bust

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(TORONTO, ON) – Investigators with the York Regional Police Intelligence Bureau have seized more than $500,000 worth of drugs and charged six people, including two pharmacists, in connection with opioid trafficking.

In late 2019, officers began an investigation into a group of suspects believed to be trafficking opiate pills. In December 2019, officers executed an initial search warrant in the City of Toronto and made several arrests.

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The investigation continued and led officers to two pharmacists who were charged in connection with the incidents. In total, officers seized more than $500,000 in opioid drugs, one firearm and more than $220,000 in cash.

CHARGED:

Walter JOVEL, 27, of Toronto

CHARGES:

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Schedule 1 Substance

 John GERGES, 35, of Toronto  Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Schedule 1 Substance  x3Possession of a Forged Document with Intent
 Sahir SHEMUN, 39, of  Vaughan  Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Schedule 1 Substance x2
 Sandra YOUSSEF, 30, of Toronto Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Schedule 1 Substance

Possession of a Forged Document with Intent

 

Blarsn ZARO,  31,  of Vaughan

Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Schedule 1 Substance

Fail to Comply with Conditions of Recognizance

 

Firas GEORGES, 36, of Vaughan

 

 Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking – Schedule 1 SubstanceUnauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition

Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Intelligence Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7835, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

Source: YRP

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2 Replies to “Pharmacists Arrested in Opiod Drug Trafficking Bust”

  1. not surprised. drug issues are everywhere and affect everyone. people say the director of ___ medical a___ is a cokehead.

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