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Hamilton man charged in connection with fentanyl overdose death in St. Catharines

A Hamilton man is facing charges in connection with a fatal July 2022 drug overdose case in St. Catharines, Ont. Don Mitchell / Global News

A Hamilton man is facing charges in connection with a fatal drug overdose at a St. Catharines, Ont., business in late July.

Niagara regional police say the probe is tied to the discovery of a 26-year-old man found unresponsive July 22 in the area of Welland Avenue and Geneva Street.

“The male never regained consciousness and was pronounced deceased in hospital on July 30,” a Niagara police spokesperson said in an email.

Homicide investigators claim the circumstances of the male’s death are directly attributed to the consumption of fentanyl.

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The 34-year-old accused, arrested on Sunday, is facing charges of manslaughter and trafficking a prohibited substance.

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It’s the second time a Hamilton man has been charged with an opioid death in St. Catharines this year.

In June, a 33-year-old was charged with the same offences after a 32-year-old man was found dead in his Roehampton Avenue apartment in March.

 

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