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Winnipeg police made an announcement about the charges Monday. (Archive photo)

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The parents of a 1-year-old girl who died of a fentanyl overdose in Winnipeg in March 2023 have been charged with manslaughter. Police say the parents were uncooperative with emergency services knowing the child had been exposed to the powerful opioid.

Winnipeg Police Service spokesperson Claude Chancy says on March 23, 2023, a man called 911 because his child had lost consciousness.

Members of the Fire and Paramedic Service attempted to resuscitate the child, before taking him to hospital, where he died. been found, he says.

The father, a 38-year-old man, was charged with possession of a controlled substance because that he had a small amount of fentanyl in his possession.

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The child's 37-year-old mother and the man were both arrested for criminal negligence causing death and later released.

Through their investigation, investigators determined that both parents were not truthful about the details of the incident, says Claude Chancy.

According to he, the man and the woman knew that their daughter had been exposed to fentanyl several hours before calling for help.

They knew that the child was in distress at the time, they could have called 911 well before they did, Mr. Chancy continued.

They made an attempt to provide help to the child before they called 911, it said.

The parents had previous contact with the police and were using drugs when the child was exposed to them. They were the only three people in the residence that day.

The medical examiner determined that the child died of fentanyl intoxication.

After consultation with the prosecutor's office, the parents were charged of a more serious charge, that of involuntary homicide. They were arrested on Friday and remain in custody.

We must not see children die at the hands of irresponsibility, says Claude Chancy. Whether a person has an addiction or substance abuse problem, this is inexcusable.

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