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Ville Platte man accused of murder in 2016 death

Posted: 4:15 PM, Apr 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-16 17:15:43-04

Ville Platte Police arrested a local man and booked him on drug and murder charges on Friday.

Jeffery Fontenot, 32, was booked with distribution and possession of schedule II narcotics and second-degree murder, Chief Neal Lartigue said. 

Fontenot is accused in connection with the July 2016 death of a Ville Platte man who died of a drug overdose, the chief said.

Fontenot is accused of giving the man the drugs that killed him, the chief said. 

He remains in the parish jail on a $90,000 bond.