HALIFAX – A 24-year-old man has died as a result of a drug overdose on New Year’s Day, while another man has been charged with criminal negligence in relation to his death.
Halifax Regional Police say the victim, Jesse Smith of Dartmouth, passed away in hospital.
Smith was found near Horizon Court in Dartmouth around 1:20 a.m. on Jan. 1, suffering from medical issues which resulted from a drug overdose.
Police have now charged Jesse Raymond Gaetz, 23, also from Dartmouth, with criminal negligence causing death as it’s alleged that he failed to obtain medical assistance for the victim.
Gaetz was arrested early this morning and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on Monday, Jan. 4.