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Manslaughter charge laid in Brantford drug overdose: police

A man has been charged after a fatal drug overdose in Brantford.
A man has been charged after a fatal drug overdose in Brantford. Twitter

Brantford Police say they have charged a local man in connection with a fatal drug overdose in the city earlier this summer.

Police say the victim, his brother and a close friend purchased what they believed to be cocaine from the accused on June 13.

While at the victim’s residence, police say the three people ingested the cocaine and a short time later paramedics were called to the home.

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As a result of ingesting the drugs, police say the victim died of a fentanyl overdose, while his brother and friend were hospitalized.

On Monday, Brantford police charged Jeremy Folk, 39, with manslaughter.

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Police have not released the identity of the victim.

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