Two Toronto officers called for assistance while on duty on Sunday, not to ask for back-up to respond to a crime, but for a strange personal reason. The cops needed help after allegedly consuming marijuana edibles near a police station and starting to feel effects like hallucination.
The department has decided not to release the officers’ identities, but they are under investigation by the force’s professional standards unit. Other local media reports identify one of the officers as Const. Vittorio Dominelli.
The two officers were near the station at Eglington Avenue West and Allen Road when they allegedly consumed the pot edibles.
Police sources told the local media that the officers started to complain of "hallucinations" and one made a call for an officer needing assistance. Both officers were found in a police vehicle by their responding colleagues. The two were later treated in a hospital.
Making things even stranger than they already were, another officer responding to the scene slipped on ice, causing another incident.
The officer required medical attention and suffered a head injury.
Toronto police carried out a raid over the weekend at Community Cannabis Clinic, a marijuana dispensary at St. Clair Avenue West near Dufferin Street. Sources say the marijuana edibles the officers ingested are believed to have come from this dispensary. It's unclear if the officers participated in the raid over the weekend.
No charges have been filed against the officers pending the result of the investigation.