A Weston-area doctor has received a 12-year sentence for writing fake fentanyl prescriptions. Dr. George Otto worked with a Weston pharmacist, Dr Shereen El-Azrak, who filled the fraudulent prescriptions. The pain patches were sold on to middlemen, who peddled them around Ontario.
El-Azrak, who worked at PharmaChoice on Lawrence, received a 13-year sentence.
Dr Otto worked out of a walk-in clinic on Jane St, near Wilson. He and El-Azrak trafficked more than 6000 fentanyl patches, according to the sentencing documents. That many patches could be worth more than a million dollars.
Toronto Police are asking for the public’s help finding a man involved in a shooting in the Mount Dennis area. They say that on “Saturday, November 9, 2019 at approximately 2:50 p.m., two men were driving in the area of Industry Street and Todd Baylis Boulevard [when] a pick-up truck with unknown occupants pulled up next to the vehicle and began shooting.”
One person had life-threatening injuries
The police are trying to find a man with “black hair that is long on top with shaved sides. He was wearing a black winter jacket with a fur-trimmed hood, a black Air Jordan sweater, black Air Jordan track pants, and black and white sneakers.”
It’s been a terrible week for crime and around Weston.There have been three shooting incidents in the neighbourhood that have left at least eight injured, though, thankfully, nobody dead.
On Wednesday, a woman and man were very badly injured in a senseless shooting at a home on Conron Place, near Weston and Church. Two masked criminals shot indiscriminately through the door and windows of their home, a multi-tenant building. A 71-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman were rushed to the hospital. The woman was in life-threatening condition.
Earlier that day, at approximately 7:30 p.m., there was a shooting nar Black Creek Drive and Trethewey. The police say that a group of young people were gathered in a hallway of a low-rise building when “three males approached the building in a black sedan, went directly to the floor the group was on, and began shooting at the group”.
Four young people were shot and taken to hospital. A fifth was found at the hospital seeking help.
On Thursday morning, a man was shot in a parking lot near Jane Street and Harding Ave. Two men were sitting in their car when three men approached and shot at them. A 29-year-old man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.