John Haines, the man who opened Addiction Canada, the treatment centre where Harris sought life-saving treatment, was arrested earlier this month, alleged to have employed unlicensed doctors. Police charged him with drug trafficking, defrauding clients of more than $6 million, money laundering, and benefitting from the proceeds of crime. The OPP investigation continues, said Det. Sgt. Cathy O’Connor, who called it “huge” but would not elaborate on the nature of the probe. Police also arrested Richard Tucker, who they allege posed as a doctor, charging him with fraud and drug trafficking. Another man who was allegedly working without a medical licence was charged last summer with fraud and impersonating a doctor. The case is set to go to pretrial in June.
By Sarah-Joyce Battersby
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