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Police charge Windsor woman with manslaughter in relation to fentanyl overdose death

For the first time, the Windsor Police Service has charged a person with manslaughter after someone died of an overdose.

A 32-year-old Windsor woman has been charged

Police say a man overdosed on fentanyl in February. (Tom Addison/CBC)

For the first time, the Windsor Police Service has charged a person with manslaughter after someone died of an overdose.

A month ago, police responded to a call and found a man dead at a home.

Investigators determined he died of a fentanyl overdose.

Following interviews, reviewing security camera footage and executing search warrants, police identified a suspect in the case as being responsible for providing the fatal drug to the deceased person.

On March 20, police arrested a 32-year-old woman.

She's been charged with manslaughter, trafficking a controlled substance and failure to comply with a release order.

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