Edmonton Police lay first manslaughter charge in relation to fentanyl overdose death

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has laid its first manslaughter charge in relation to a man’s death caused by a fentanyl overdose.

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On Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, around 1:30 p.m., police were called to a residence in southeast Edmonton in the area of 33 Street and 18 Avenue after it was reported that a body was found in the hallway.

Autopsy and toxicology results concluded that Szymon Kalich, 33, died from a fentanyl overdose.

Homicide detectives concluded an extensive investigation and charged Jordan Yarmey, 25, with manslaughter in relation to Kalich’s death on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016.

Yarmey’s court date is Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

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