Newsstand: April 7, 2016
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Newsstand: April 7, 2016

In the news: doctor charged in alleged fentanyl trafficking ring, council to study Mississauga-Peel separation proposal, and two teens arrested after violent attack.

A Toronto doctor has been charged in connection to an alleged fentanyl trafficking ring. On Wednesday, police announced that Dr. George Otto is alleged to have prescribed the drug to traffickers at his family practice near Jane and Wilson. He faces one count of drug trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking, and two counts of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence. Fentanyl has been linked to a growing number of overdose deaths across the country.

Mississauga council voted Wednesday to study a proposal that would see Mississauga separate from Peel Region. Mayor Crombie—who brought forth the proposal—said, “Me and the council I’m a part of believe it’s time for our city to control its own destiny.” If approved, citizens will be asked to vote as part of a referendum in the 2018 election.

Two teens have been arrested after last week’s attack on a woman in an east Scarborough underground parking. The two boys, 13 and 15, are alleged to have followed, attacked, robbed, and carjacked the victim, who was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and later released. Her car was located near Jane and Wilson after an anonymous tip-off to police. Two more suspects are wanted in connection to the case.