Cambridge man found guilty in overdose death of inmate at Milton correction complex


Published July 11, 2022 at 11:55 am

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A Cambridge man has been convicted for his part in a drug overdose that led to the death of an inmate at Milton’s Maplehurst Correction Complex back in 2019.

Michael Fournier, 33, was found guilty of Manslaughter and Trafficking in Fentanyl/Carfentanil by Justice Calsavara of the Ontario Court of Justice on June 30, 2022.

Fournier, who was an inmate at Maplehurst at the time of the offence, is scheduled to be sentenced this Thursday (July 14).

The preventable loss of life demonstrates the clear dangers of opioid use, say Halton Regional Police.

“The aforementioned conviction serves as a clear declaration that those who traffic in these illicit substances will be held responsible and prosecuted to the fullest extent possible,” the local police department said in a release to the media. “The number of suspected overdoses in our region, in the province, and across the country, continues to increase.

“Each of these overdoses is a preventable tragedy.”



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