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.