• September 30, 2021

Sam’s Club pharmacy has been shut down by police in Toronto after ‘multiple’ complaints of drug misuse and fraud

Sam’s club has been closed down by Toronto police after a drug investigation into its pharmacy led to the seizure of drugs that were allegedly purchased illegally, police said Monday.

Sam’s Club confirmed the allegations in a statement Monday evening.

It said the club had received a “significant number of reports” of alleged drug and fraud violations from Toronto Police Service, including two in the past week.

The club said it has not received any complaints from the public regarding the drug investigation.

“As we’ve said in the media before, we want to continue our ongoing dialogue with Toronto police and look forward to continued cooperation,” the statement said.

A Toronto police spokesperson said police received information from the pharmacy that two men were selling a variety of drugs including oxycodone and hydrocodone without authorization.

Police say one of the men was selling oxycodones without a prescription, while the other was selling hydrocods without a valid prescription.

The police said the men are facing charges including possession with intent to supply and drug trafficking.

Toronto police have previously arrested at least three people for alleged drug-related offences in the city, including one of them a Canadian citizen, who has since been released on bail.