Ontario Task Force Collaborating with Global Law Enforcement in Poison Seller Kenneth Law Probe

Toronto, Canada – Ontario police are intensifying their investigation into Kenneth Law, an alleged poison seller charged with multiple counts of murder. The task force leading the investigation is collaborating with law enforcement agencies around the world, including the U.S. FBI and the U.K.’s National Crime Agency.

According to York Regional Police Insp. Simon James, Law has been charged with 14 counts of second-degree murder, in addition to the 14 counts of aiding suicide that he was previously facing. These charges are related to the deaths in various Ontario municipalities, including Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, Durham Region, Waterloo, London, and Thunder Bay.

Law, 58, is currently in police custody and his next court appearance is scheduled for December 19 at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Newmarket. His lawyer, Matthew Gourlay, declined to comment further on the new charges.

Investigators allege that Law operated several websites selling sodium nitrite and other items for self-harm. They estimate that he sent at least 1,200 packages to people in over 40 countries, with at least 160 packages sent within Canada.

Law’s alleged criminal activities may have resulted in 117 deaths worldwide, with 88 of those deaths occurring in the U.K. Authorities in New Zealand, France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland have confirmed that Law shipped packages to their countries.

In light of the allegations against Law, multiple Canadian police forces outside of Ontario are reviewing past sudden deaths. Peel police have also urged the public to be vigilant about home deliveries from specific companies that could contain dangerous substances.