Windsor Pharmacist Charged in York Region


A pharmacist with Windsor ties is charged in York Region.

The York Regional Police Intelligence Bureau recently seized more than $500,000 worth of drugs and charged six people in connection with opioid trafficking.

John Gerges, 35, of Toronto is charged with three counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking - Schedule 1 Substance and Possession of a Forged Document with Intent.

According to the Ontario College of Pharmacists, workplaces for Gerges include Totten Pharmacy on Totten St. in Windsor and Mill St. Pharmacy in Tilbury.

In late 2019, officers with York Regional Police 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. 

The investigation continued and led officers to two pharmacists who were charged in connection with the incidents.



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