Police say they'll continue lay charges in overdose-related deaths
An OPP officer displays bags containing fentanyl as Ontario Provincial Police host a news conference in Vaughan, Ont., on February 23, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
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.