Alleged drug dealer charged in fentanyl death

An alleged drug dealer has been charged with manslaughter following the fentanyl death of a 23-year-old man in Aurora last year.

York Regional Police were called to a home near Stone Road and Bayview Avenue on June 8 after the victim was found dead. As part of their investigation, police identified the dealer who sold drugs to the victim.

Stanley Silvera, 32, of Aurora has also been charged with trafficking in a schedule one substance. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7141.

This is one of several recent investigations in which manslaughter charges have been laid in York Region following a death due to fentanyl. “It is now well known that fentanyl has caused thousands of deaths across Canada,” YRP say. “Anyone trafficking, sharing or providing or lacing other drugs with fentanyl is putting the lives of others at risk and can expect to face serious criminal consequences.”

The Opioid Action Plan (www.york.ca/opioids) outlines how partners from across York Region have teamed up to reduce the harmful impacts of opioids. Anyone with information on the trafficking of fentanyl is asked to contact the Organized Crime Bureau – Guns, Gangs and Drug Enforcement Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7817. Or, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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