Charges Laid After Overdose Death

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Charges have now been laid after a drug overdose death in Tecumseh earlier this year.

Provincial police say 42-year-old Natalie Stevens of Windsor has been charged with manslaughter along with trafficking after a methodone overdose death claimed the life of 45-year-old Stefan Holland.

Police say officers were called to a home on Clovelly Road in Tecumseh on January 2, where Holland was found  unresponsive and later died at hospital.

According to police, the investigation revealed Holland died as a result of a drug overdose.

Stevens was arrested and charged on Monday.  She remains in custody pending a bail hearing.

The OPP says since 2016, there have been 18 occurrences where charges were laid for manslaughter and/or criminal negligence causing death in relation to fatal overdoses.

Six of those happened this year.