Two people charged with manslaughter in Picton overdose death

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A suspicious death of a woman in Picton this past summer has now been confirmed to be from a fentanyl overdose and two people have now been charged with manslaughter. 

Prince Edward OPP were called to a home on Mary Street in Picton early July 2 after a sudden death was reported at the home. Police confirmed Thursday Leanne Champion, 47, died of fentanyl toxicity, according to a post-mortem, and two people have now been charged in connection to her death. 

Lisa Bennett, 40 and Kody Aspeck, 31, both of Belleville were initially charged with drug trafficking charges back in July but police announced new charges of manslaughter on Tuesday. 

Bennett and Aspeck have been charged with manslaughter, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, two counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5000. Both will appear in a Napanee court this week. 

Krzysztof Wolf, 36, of Quinte West has also been charged with two counts of drug possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds obtained by crime under $5000. Wolf will appear in court in Picton at a later date. 

Police said their investigation continues and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact OPP or Crime Stoppers.