Police arrested a patient at a downtown hospital this week after he allegedly tried to sell drugs to an undercover cop.
A published report suggests the accused is a 22-year-old who has launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the province over his alleged mistreatment at the Don Jail two years ago.
The suspect, Venkat Milligan, told the undercover officer to meet him in the hospital coffee shop on Wednesday and await further instruction, police said. Shortly after, the man, clad in a hospital gown and in a wheelchair, met the cop and allegedly sold him the drugs.
The patient then returned to his room where he was arrested. Authorities claim they found a loaded handgun, a bullet-proof vest, and illegal drugs in the room.
Const. Wendy Drummond said that due to an agreement with local hospitals, authorities wouldn’t release the site of the alleged sting.
“And also, we’re not releasing the name just to protect the privacy and medical issues of the accused,” she told CityNews.ca.
The Toronto man is facing a slew of drugs and weapons-related charges. He’s scheduled to appear at the Old City Hall court when he’s released from hospital.
A report in the Globe and Mail suggests the alleged drug deal happened at St. Mike’s. The suspect is a paraplegic who, as reported by the Toronto Star, launched a $17 million lawsuit against the province and medical staff at the Don Jail over his alleged mistreatment while he was incarcerated.