Eunice Police have arrested a local man in connection with the overdose death of a teenager.
Isaiah Brett Carrier, 18, was booked with second-degree murder.
The overdose happened on September 11, when a 17-year-old boy was found in his bed, unresponsive. He was transported to a local hospital, and then to a Baton Rouge hospital, where he later died.
Preliminary toxicology reports indicate the presence of Fentanyl, police say.
An investigation ensued leading police to the conclusion that Carrier had supplied the narcotics that led to the victim’s death, police say.
The Eunice Police Department and Chief Randy Fontenot say they hope to get two messages out through this release of information:
"First, Drugs kill. In many cases, as this one, one never knows what they are getting when purchasing drugs from the streets. Many street drugs today are laced with Fentanyl, which has caused too many deaths recently," the chief says. "Second, If you provide drugs to anyone and they die as a result, we will charge you in their murder."