Restaurant owner gave drugged chocolate to two victims in Whitby, police claim


Published June 11, 2024 at 2:28 pm

Harbord Fish and Chicken
Harbord Fish and Chicken is accused of giving two people drugged chocolates.

The owner of a Whitby restaurant has been charged with allegedly giving drugged chocolates to two people.

The victims came forward to Durham Police on June 4 to report their claims against Govindaraj Krishnasamy, 48 of North York. Krishnasamy owns Harbord Fish and Chicken at 201 Dundas Street West.

They claim he gave each of them an unwrapped chocolate which caused physical health effects. Investigators did not publically share the nature of these effects.

Officers later raided the restaurant and arrested Krishnasamy. He’s been charged with two counts of administering a noxious substance with intent to endanger life. He’s since been released with conditions.

Police believe there may be other victims and request any to come forward. The charges have not been proven in court.

Harbord Fish and Chicken launched at 147 Harbord Street in Old Toronto in 1988. It recently expanded into its second location in Whitby taking over an old Captain George’s Fish and Chips location.

Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1877 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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