OPP charge three people in suspected opioid-related death
Published Thursday, August 15, 2019 1:31PM EDT
Three people are facing charges, including two of manslaughter, in connection with the February death of a 32-year-old Haldimand County man.
Jason Robert Kerr died on Feb.1 2019 after being taken unresponsive from a home in Hagersville, Ont. and the sudden death investigation had been ongoing until charges were laid on Wednesday.
OPP Det.-Insp. Randy Gaynor said in a statement, "The OPP's role in this crisis is to investigate opioid-related incidents with an acute focus on the apprehension of those who produce, import, and traffic illegal drugs."
As a result of the investigation, Hillary Elizabeth Robertson, 29, and 32-year-old Terry Anthony Wood, both of Haldimand County, have been charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death and trafficking in carfentanyl.
A 27-year-old Haldimand County man has also been charged with possession of carfentanyl for the purpose of trafficking.
All three appeard for a bail hearing on Thursday morning.