(HALDIMAND COUNTY, ON) - On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Haldimand County Crime Unit, under the direction of Detective Inspector Randy Gaynor of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) arrested and charged three people in relation to the death investigation of Jason Robert KERR, 32-years-old, of Haldimand County; an investigation which commenced in February 2019.
Hillary Elizabeth ROBERTSON, 29-years-old, of Haldimand County, Ontario has been charged with the following offences:
Manslaughter, contrary to section 236(b) of the Criminal Code (CC);
Causing death by criminal negligence, contrary to section 220(b) of the CC;
Trafficking in substance- Carfentanyl, contrary to section 5(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA).
Terry Anthony WOOD, 32-years-old of Haldimand County, Ontario has been charged with:
Manslaughter contrary to section 236(b) of the CC;
Causing death by Criminal Negligence contrary to section 220(b) of the CC;
Trafficking in substance- Carfentanyl contrary to section 5(1) of the CDSA.
Jesse Ross WELLINGS, 27-years-old of Haldimand County, Ontario has been charged with:
· Possession for the purpose of trafficking-carfentanyl, contrary to section 5(2) of the CDSA.
The three accused are being held in custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Cayuga on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.
"The OPP is committed to supporting safe, healthy communities for all Ontarians. As a law enforcement organization, the OPP's role in this crisis is to investigate opioid-related incidents with an acute focus on the apprehension of those who produce, import, and traffic illegal drugs." - Detective Inspector Randy GAYNOR, Criminal Investigation Branch, Ontario Provincial Police.