Pharmacist charged with drug trafficking in Saskatoon
A police report indicates that between September 2022 and January 2023, more than 24,000 narcotics disappeared from the pharmacy's stocks. (File photo)
Two people, including a pharmacist from Saskatoon, face charges in connection with drug trafficking involving nearly 30 kg of methamphetamine and cannabis and hundreds of pills. The latter had disappeared from a pharmacy in the Ville des Ponts.
An earlier version of this text incorrectly stated that this is a pharmacist. However, it's more about a pharmacist.
The 41-year-old pharmacist is facing charges of drug trafficking and possession, possession of x27;firearms and possession of proceeds of crime worth over $5,000 in connection with the missing oxycodone pills.
A police report indicates that between September 2022 and January 2023, more than 24,000 narcotics disappeared from pharmacy inventory.
The Saskatoon Police Drug Unit has conducted a search of the business located on Northumberland Avenue. He also searched a residence located in the west of the city as well as two vehicles linked to the investigation.
During these searches, the police seized a coffee grinder covered in white powder residue, pharmaceutical bottle labels, a car, a 22-gauge shotgun, and medications including hydromorphone and dextroamphetamine.
On January 12, Saskatoon police reported that three other men had been charged with drug trafficking after the seizure of more than 700 oxycodone tablets, 20 kilograms of methamphetamine, as well as 8 kilograms of cannabis.
Police say the investigation, which has been completed, was assisted by the College of Professional Pharmacists of Saskatchewan.