The opioid crisis and resulting overdose deaths continue to plague our society and the state of Louisiana. When a tragic death occurs that appears to be the result of a drug overdose, family and loved ones may search for a culprit on whom to blame the death of their loved one. Such a search can lead to drug charges.
Such is the situation in a recent New Orleans case. A young man appeared to suffer a fatal overdose. Two men have been charged with second degree murder in connection with the young man’s death. The two in question are alleged to have sold the deceased the heroin that killed him.
The two people charged, along with two other people, are facing additional criminal counts in connection with the overdose death. One of the two men charged in connection with the death is currently in federal custody on suspicion of weapons possession and drug charges. He is suspected of being the leader of a narcotics network.
The Constitution of the United States says that a person accused of a crime in Louisiana is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The accused has the right to legal counsel. Those who find themselves facing drug charges similar to the situation outlined above may benefit from seeking the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney. A knowledgeable lawyer may be able to consider the facts of the case in a detached manner and help to determine the best path for his or her client to pursue.