Canada: Pharmacist fakes robbery at his own store to cover up fentanyl trafficking

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From the Ottawa Citizen article:

An Ottawa pharmacist who faked a robbery at his own drugstore to cover up the “mountains” of fentanyl patches he trafficked has been found guilty of his crimes, in what appears to be the city’s first case of narcotics trafficking in the profession and the latest effort to deal with a growing opioid crisis.

The police case against Waseem Shaheen began in October 2014 when he reported a knifepoint robbery at his Rideau Street I.D.A. pharmacy. The bandit had allegedly made away with more than $25,000 worth of fentanyl patches.

When a patrol cop arrived, Shaheen couldn’t describe the robber, had no clue about a getaway car and, shaken, directed police to surveillance video — video that a federal prosecutor would later contend was nothing more than a staged piece of theatre between two co-conspirators…

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