An Alberta judge has freed the first person in Edmonton to be charged with fentanyl related manslaughter.
It was cold, -19C, in late January this year when Szymon Kalich allegedly went to the apartment of Jordan Yarmey, looking to get high. It was on a Sunday, the 27th. Winnowed skeletal thin from drug use himself, Yarmey had awoken from two days of opioid induced slumber to find Kalich in his apartment. He told the bail hearing Tuesday that he thought Kalich was simply passed out when he dragged the dead man into the southside apartment hallway where police would find the body.
The crown attorney says that same day Yarmey was making plans to sell $400 worth of fentanyl to an undercover police officer.
He’s free on bail with a $2000 cash deposit, and conditions which include living with his parents, and not consuming drugs or alcohol. He’s also under a curfew from 10 pm till 6 am and will be back in court on November 15th.