20 manslaughter charges laid in overdose deaths across Ontario: OPP

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Ontario Provincial Police continue to lay charges against alleged opioid dealers.

The force says it has laid 20 manslaughter and 12 criminal negligence charges in 13 overdose-related deaths in recent years.

Police say there is no excuse for selling drugs such as fentanyl when the deadliness is well known.

There were 1,265 opioid-related deaths in Ontario in 2017, the latest data available.