Pubdate: Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Source: Toronto Star (CN ON)
Copyright: 2018 The Toronto Star
Author: Wendy Gillis
Page: GT1


Two suspended after allegedly eating edible weed following raid

Toronto police confirms two of its officers have been suspended after
police sources say the pair consumed edible marijuana while on duty
over the weekend - shortly after a marijuanadispensary raid in the

Police spokesperson Mark Pugash said two officers are now being
investigated by the Toronto police Professional Standards Unit, but
wouldn't provide any additional information, including their names and
what alleged conduct led to the suspension.

Police sources tell the Star, however, that the pair - both assigned
to the city's central 13 division - are alleged to have consumed
marijuana edibles while on duty this weekend.

Soon after ingesting the drug the officers began to hallucinate and
called for assistance, according to sources. At least one of the
officers was taken to hospital, police sources told the Star.

The incident came hours after a Toronto police raid of a marijuana
dispensary in the division, which is in central-west Toronto.

It was not immediately clear if the officers were directly involved in
the raid.

According to police sources, one of the officers involved is Const.
Vittorio Dominelli, a 13 division neighbourhood officer.

Dominelli could not be immediately reached for comment Monday evening.
Two police sources alleged that one officer was injured as a result of
the call for assistance, though the extent of the injuries is unclear.

Monica Hudon, spokesperson for the Special Investigations Unit, told
the Star on Monday morning that the police watchdog - called in when
an officer is involved in a serious injury, death or allegation of
sexual assault - was not contacted in connection to the incident.
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