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Oro-Medonte man charged in connection with 2019 death in Orillia, Ont.

Northumberland OPP are investigating a motorcycle crash near Warkworth on May 12, 2021. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A 19-year-old Oro-Medonte, Ont., man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with a sudden death that happened in Orillia, Ont., last year.

Just before 6 a.m. on Sept. 5, 2019, police say a 24-year-old man was found without vital signs outside his home on Fittons Road West.

Read more: OPP investigate sudden death in Orillia

He was subsequently transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

Police say the investigation was drug-related and that Carson Gannon, 19, from Oro-Medonte, was also charged with methamphetamine trafficking, in addition to manslaughter.

Read more: 2 charged following break-in, assault in Orillia, Ont.

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Gannon will appear in Orillia court on Oct. 27.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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