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N.S. woman faces manslaughter, drug charges after overdose death of woman, 22

A Nova Scotia woman has been charged with manslaughter and drug trafficking after a 22-year-old woman died last month from an overdose linked to methadone. Natasha Pace/Global News

A Nova Scotia woman has been charged with manslaughter and drug trafficking after a 22-year-old woman died from an overdose linked to methadone.

Acting Sgt. Matt Bennett says 26-year-old Meghan Elizabeth Nowe appeared in Bridgewater provincial court today to face the charges, along with a charge of criminal negligence causing death and breach of probation.

He says the charges stem from a criminal investigation into the suspicious, sudden death of a young woman in Bridgewater on April 28.

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Court documents allege Nowe was trafficking methadone and gave Allison Ann Nowe the drug, causing her death.

Bennett says she died as a result of a drug overdose, with methadone being one of the contributing drugs.

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Bridgewater police, firefighters and Emergency Health Services responded to a 911 call on Marie Avenue on April 28 and found the young woman in medical distress.

She was rushed to hospital, but later died.

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