10/26/2016 04:47 EDT | Updated 10/26/2016 04:55 EDT

Jordan Yarmey Charged With Manslaughter After Szymon Kalich Dies Of Fentanyl Overdose

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Police Service has charged a man with manslaughter in the death of man from a fentanyl overdose.

Police say the body of Szymon Kalich was found in a home in January.

Autopsy results concluded that Kalich died from an overdose of the drug, which experts say can be up to 100 times more powerful than morphine.

Police say Jordan Yarmey is accused of supplying the drug to Kalich and is to appear in court on the manslaughter charge Thursday.

Earlier this year a man in southern Alberta was charged with manslaughter in the fentanyl overdose deaths of a couple in Standoff on the Blood reserve.

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller that can be illegally made and sold on the street, has been linked to hundreds of deaths in Western Canada.

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