Prince Edward County OPP have announced additional charges against three people previously arrested following an opioid-related death in Picton, Ont.
In early July, a 47-year-old woman named Leanne Champion died suddenly at a home on Mary Street in Picton.
A post-mortem was conducted and police say Champion died of a fentanyl overdose.
Between July 2 and 3, a number of search warrants were executed, and two Belleville residents, 40-year-old Lisa Bennett and 31-year-old Kody Aspeck, and a Quinte West resident, 36-year-old Krzysztof Wolf, were initially charged with drug trafficking.
On Thursday, OPP announced further charges for all three.
Bennet and Aspect have been charged with manslaughter; conspiracy to commit an indictable offence; possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5,000; possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl; and possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine.
Wolf has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl and cocaine; and possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5,000.
Bennet and Aspeck remain in custody while Wolf has since been released on a promise to appear to court at a later date.
Since 2016, OPP say they have investigated 22 occurrences related to fatal opioid overdoses where charges have been laid for manslaughter and/or criminal negligence causing death. Six of those incidents took place this year.
OPP are still investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.
To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.