Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pharmacist arrested after loaded gun found in store

From the Victoria Times Colonist:
A Saanich pharmacist is being held in custody after police found a loaded handgun at his store Thursday afternoon.

Ali Laal, owner of Pharmaesthetics Inc. at 3960 Quadra St. and the People's Pharmacy in Esquimalt, was originally arrested July 5 and charged with assault, assault causing bodily harm and careless use or storage of a firearm. The assault charges relate to incidents involving his wife and daughter.

Laal was released the next day on $1,000 bail and conditions to stay away from his alleged victims and a home on Excelsior Road in Saanich.

On Thursday, Saanich police executed a search warrant at the Quadra Street pharmacy and arrested Laal again, this time in connection with a 2008 investigation, said Sgt. John Price.

However, after the loaded handgun was discovered, the 50-year-old businessman was charged with possession of a loaded restricted firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence, breach of recognizance by having a firearm and possessing a firearm while prohibited by a court order. ...more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Today he's back at 3960 Quadra Street working and administrating medicine at same location - fancy sign that says its under management. meanwhile he's the only one working inside..
Is that allowed?