A London man is facing charges after allegedly selling fentanyl to a man who later died of an overdose.
Police announced the charges on Thursday, seven months after the death of a 31-year-old man.
According to police, around 9 a.m. on March 5, emergency crews were called to a home in the area of Gainsborough Road and Coronation Drive in response to a call about an unresponsive man. Efforts to save the man’s life were unsuccessful.
An investigation was launched by the Office of the Chief Coroner and an autopsy determined the man died of a fentanyl overdose.
A police investigation identified the man who allegedly sold the fentanyl to the victim.
Craig French, 33, of London is now charged with manslaughter and trafficking fentanyl.
“All death investigations are guided by the facts and evidence unique to each case,” said Detective Sergeant Sean Travis of the Major Crime Section. “In this case, the charge of manslaughter is based on the illegal sale of fentanyl to an individual resulting in the overdose death of that individual.”
French appeared in court on Wednesday and was remanded in custody pending a court appearance on Thursday.
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