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Brantford man charged with manslaughter after overdose death: police

Brantford police force have charged a 34-year-old man with manslaughter after an overdose death.

Police allege the accused sold the drugs to the victim

Brantford police force have charged a 34-year-old man with manslaughter after an overdose death.

They say a 46-year-old man overdosed last Friday and died in hospital on Monday after allegedly taking cocaine and fentanyl, the deadly opioid.

They allege the accused sold the drugs to the victim.

The man also faces several drug trafficking-related charges, including trafficking fentanyl.

Last week, South Simcoe police charged two Innisfil, Ont., men with manslaughter after allegedly supplying drugs to a 23-year-old who died of an overdose of heroin and fentanyl in April.

South Simcoe police deputy chief said drug dealers must be held accountable for their actions.

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