Michael Fournier convicted with manslaughter in the overdose death of an inmate at Maplehurst Correctional Complex

Halton Regional Police Service responded to the Maplehurst Correctional Complex in Milton, on a report of six inmates who had apparently overdosed on drugs on May 7th.

Police said 5 of the 6 inmates were taken to hospital for treatment. The 6th inmate died by the consumption of fentanyl and carfentanil.

After a lengthy investigation, police have charged Michael Fournier, 30, of Cambridge with Manslaughter, Criminal negligence causing death, and Trafficking of a Schedule I substance. 

Update July 15th 2022
Justice Calsavara of the Ontario Court of Justice found 33-year-old Michael Fournier guilty of Manslaughter and Trafficking in Fentanyl/Carfentanil.  Fournier was an inmate of the Maplehurst Correctional Complex at the time of the offence(s). Fournier is scheduled to be sentenced on July 14, 2022.

The Halton Region Homicide Victim List is available here.