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Man accused of using chocolates to drug seniors due in court

Hamid Chekakri is accused of drugging seniors in Ottawa and Montreal and stealing from them.
Hamid Chekakri
Hamid Chekakri is accused of drugging and robbing seniors in Ottawa. (Montreal Police)

A man accused of drugging seniors with chocolates and stealing from them in Ottawa and the Montreal area has been brought back to Canada to face charges.

Hamid Chekakri, 47, has been brought back from Atlanta, Georgia, by Montreal Police.

In several home invasions, a man approached elderly victims whose house was for sale, insinuating that he was interested in purchasing it.

The man offered the victims a box of chocolate and forced them to eat some, claiming it was a thank you and tradition.

Police say the chocolates were actually filled with a psychotropic drug that slowed down the victims' central nervous system.

After eating the chocolate, the victims fell asleep for about ten hours -- after which, they realized they had been robbed.

Chekakri is due in court in Montreal Thursday.

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