Manslaughter charge laid in the overdose death of 16-year-old Fanny Vaillancourt of Hearst.

James Bay and Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services responded to a residence on Highway 11 west of Hearst on September 26th where 16-year-old Fanny Vaillancourt was located unresponsive.

Fanny Vaillancout was rushed to hospital where she later died. Police obtained a warrant for a residence in Hearst where they seized suspected meth and MDMA/Ecstasy with a combined estimated street value of $4,300. A 24-year-old man was arrested on drug charges.

On January 19th, 2021, police announced that the man who was previously charged on drug charges has now been charged with Manslaughter. The accused remains in custody, and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Cochrane on January 20th. .