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Opioid death are on the rise in Canada. Former Ottawa pharmacist, Waseem Shaheen, convicted of trafficking $1,000,000 worth of fentanyl patches, was sentenced to 14 years in prison – it’s the toughest sentence ever handed down to a pharmacist dealing fentanyl.

Armoured Suits Criminal Defence Lawyers‘ Joshua Clarke spoke with Ottawa’s CTV News on why we’re seeing multi-year penitentiary sentences, even for people with no previous criminal records.