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Belleville man faces drug charges after woman’s death on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

OPP are investigating the death of a woman on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Police believe the death was related to opioid use.
OPP are investigating the death of a woman on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Police believe the death was related to opioid use. Global News File

OPP have charged a Belleville man following the death of a woman on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

Early on June 29, Lennox and Addington OPP were called to a home on the Territory to respond to an unresponsive 38-year-old woman.

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The woman was later pronounced dead, and police believe the death was related to opioid use.

Following an investigation, and with the help of Belleville police, OPP charged 39-year-old Richard Johnston of Belleville, with possession of fentanyl and crystal meth for the purpose of trafficking.

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OPP say the investigation is ongoing and are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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