Police said Clement Mainville, 55, allegedly sold an undisclosed amount of illegal narcotics to Jim Witters on April 28th 2021.
Witters ingested a lethal amount of fentanyl and was found unresponsive at an Elizabeth Street home in Pembroke. He was rushed to the hospital where he died of his injuries.
Originally Police arrested Mainville on May 4th 2021 and charged him with obstructing a peace officer and trafficking of a schedule I substance.
As a result of the investigation, the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service said the death of Witters was directly linked to his ingestion of fentanyl. Clement Mainville, 55, was formally charged with one count of manslaughter on February 4th 2022, and will remain in custody until his trial.