Barrington man charged in drug overdose death of 19-year-old woman

A Barrington, N.S., man has been charged in the drug overdose death of a 19-year-old Halifax woman last year.

Halifax Regional Police were called to a residence on the Bedford Highway on Nov. 2, 2018 for a woman who needed medical assistance.

Cameron Annette Clairmont was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a news release on Friday, police said Jesse Arthur Simpson, 28, was arrested Thursday in Barrington.

Simpson has been charged with manslaughter, criminal negligence causing death and two charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking — one charge for cocaine and one for fentanyl.

He is scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court on Friday.

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