Alleged drug dealer charged with manslaughter in overdose

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A Windsor woman is facing manslaughter charges after a man died from a fentanyl overdose.

This is the first time the Windsor Police Service has laid charges of this nature in connection to the death of a person due to drug overdose.

“This sends a strong message to anyone in our community who traffics illicit drugs,” said Sergeant Steve Betteridge with the Windsor Police Service. “Trafficking an illicit drug is a dangerous offence that puts the lives of susceptible people in our community at risk. When these actions result in death, we have an obligation to hold offenders accountable.”

The charges were laid in connection with the death of a man that was reported on February 26. It was determined the man died from a Fentanyl overdose.

Through an investigation involving search warrants, interviews, and extensive review of surveillance video the Major Crimes Branch identified a suspect in the case as being allegedly responsible for providing the fatal drug to the deceased person.

On March 20, Windsor police arrested Amie Decker, 32, and charged her with manslaughter, trafficking of a controlled substance, and failing to comply with a release order. None of the charges have been proven in court.