On February 8, 2024, detectives with Investigation Services charged 41-year-old Henry Cadreau with manslaughter and trafficking in a controlled substance.
On March 7, 2023, around 10:00 p.m. 911 Communicators received a call about an unresponsive person in the 200 block of Bruce Street. Upon arrival, officers attempted lifesaving procedures, but the victim was declared deceased by attending medical professionals.
Through the investigation, it was learned the accused gave the victim fentanyl. The victim consumed the fentanyl and overdosed in the 200 block of Bruce Street. Forensic analysis following the victim’s death determined the cause of death was fentanyl and ethanol intoxication.
The accused was located on February 8, 2024, and arrested.
The accused is charged with manslaughter and trafficking in a schedule I substance and has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.
“This is the first time we have had the evidence to lay a manslaughter charge in a drug investigation since I became Chief of Police in 2018,” says Chief Hugh Stevenson. “This sends a strong message to the people profiting off poison in our community. In this case, a life was taken. This criminality cannot continue. We will investigate thoroughly and use the fullest extent of the law to bring cases before the courts.”