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.