SUDBURY — A Sudbury man charged in connection with an opioid overdose death in 2019 is now a free man.
David Stefanczuk pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the spring, after the courts, including those in Sudbury, all but closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stefanczuk, who was given pre-trial custody credit of 17-and-a-half months, received a time-served penalty, along with a two-year probation order.
He also had to provide a genetic sample to the national DNA databank and was issued a lifetime firearms ban.
Sudbury Crown attorney Rob Parsons indicated the conviction marks a significant step in stopping the trafficking of fentanyl and similar products in the community.
He also noted the victim’s family was consulted before the sentence was handed down.
“The Crown consulted with the family of the deceased prior to reaching the resolution and their input was key in reaching that resolution,” he told The Sudbury Star.