$data.PageTitle

image.jpg

OPP continue to lay charges against alleged opioid dealers.

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

Police say the deadliness of fentanyl has been well documented, yet people continue to see the drug.

There were 1,265 opioid-related deaths in Ontario in 2017, including some in the London region, the latest data available shows.

This past June, OPP charged a third man in connection with the overdose death of a Central Huron man.