March 7, 2018 3:45 pm
Updated: March 7, 2018 3:50 pm

Montreal Children’s Hospital doctor charged with theft of fentanyl

Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid — 100 times more lethal than fentanyl.

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A resident at the Montreal Children’s Hospital was arrested Monday after he was allegedly found to be in possession of several vials of fentanyl.

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The hospital confirmed Wednesday that Dr. Jacob Kleiman, 28, was a resident at the Children’s.

He appeared Tuesday at the Montreal courthouse to be charged with possession of narcotics and theft of narcotics.

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Kleiman remains in custody pending further proceedings, according to Montreal police.

He is scheduled to return to court on April 27 for his bail hearing.

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