Suspected drug dealer arrested after 16-year-old girl dies from overdose in Hearst
A 24-year-old man from Hearst is facing several charges as Ontario Provincial Police investigate the overdose death of a 16-year-old girl on Sept. 26. (File)
SUDBURY -- A 24-year-old man from Hearst is facing several charges as Ontario Provincial Police investigate the overdose death of a 16-year-old girl on Sept. 26.
The teen, identified as Fanny Vaillancourt of Hearst, was found unresponsive at a home on Highway 11. She later died in hospital.
"Further investigation led police to execute a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act warrant at a separate residence on Houle Street in the Town of Hearst shortly afterwards," police said in a news release Monday.
Police seized suspected methamphetamine (speed) and MDMA/Ecstasy with a combined estimated street value of $4,300.
The 24-year-old man is charged with two counts of trafficking, but police said the investigation is not yet complete.
"The James Bay detachment's s crime unit is continuing this investigation under the direction of the OPP's Criminal Investigation Branch," police said.
The accused was scheduled to attend a video bail hearing before the Ontario Court of Justice in Hearst on Monday.