Layton police said Thursday they have charged former Toronto Clinic clinic doctor Kelsey Seymour with first-degree murder and two counts of fraud.
The 43-year-old Seymour is accused of conspiring to distribute fentanyl and Oxycodone and to commit the same offences as alleged in the first-person accounts of an undercover officer.
She was arrested Wednesday at her home in the city’s west end.
Police allege Seymour sold fentanyl and an oxycodONE pill for $1,000 to undercover officers.
Police said Seymour also sold oxycodones to an undercover agent who then sold them to a third undercover agent.
“We believe that the undercover officer’s story was a fiction,” Insp.
Rob McQuade told reporters.
Seymour was not in court Thursday but is scheduled to make a court appearance on May 16.
She is set to appear in court again May 20.
Police have said Seymour was paid between $50,000 and $100,000 for her work at the clinic.
She could not be reached for comment.
The Toronto Star first reported Seymour’s arrest in January.
The clinic has been in the news recently after CBC News revealed that undercover officers posing as patients were buying oxycodONES and fentanyl from the clinic and were taking money from the undercover officers for their drug use.
The undercover officers were paid $1.50 per pill and $1 per bottle of the drug.
CBC News has since reported that undercover officer, John Whelan, was fired in February for what CBC News said was an improper relationship with another officer.
Seymour also worked as a clinical associate at the Toronto Clinic for 10 years before moving to a job at a local clinic in February.
In November, Seymour was charged with a charge of breach of trust and misconduct in a public office and sentenced to six months in jail.
She had pleaded not guilty.
She will appear in a Toronto court on May 20 and could face additional charges.
CBC Toronto reached out to the clinic to ask about the allegations against Seymour.
A spokesperson for the clinic referred CBC News to a statement that read: “We cannot comment on specific matters related to the ongoing investigation.”