St. Catharines Woman Arrested in Relation to Drug Overdose Death

In January of 2022, detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service 1 District – St. Catharines detective office and the Opioid Enforcement and Education Unit began an investigation into the death of a 24-year-old male. 

The male died in his St. Catharines home. His death has been determined to have been directly caused by the consumption of an Opioid.

 As a result of the investigation a 45-year-old female from St. Catharines was arrested on February 14, 2022, and is charged with:

Trafficking a Controlled Substance contrary to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Causing Death by Criminal Negligence contrary to section 220 (b) of the Criminal Code.

The accused is a family member of the deceased.  She is not being identified to protect the identity of the deceased.

The accused is being held pending a video bail hearing at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse on February 15, 2022.

*The Niagara Regional Police Service Opioid Enforcement and Education Unit is partially funded by a grant from the Ministry of the Solicitor General.