NAPOLEONVILLE — Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Donaldsonville man Sunday on a second-degree murder count in the November overdose death of a West Baton Rouge Parish woman.
Sheriff's deputies determined that Travis D. Joseph, 37, 128 Homerun Parkway, provided a lethal dose of heroin and fentanyl to the woman, Sheriff Leland Falcon said in a statement Monday.
Sheriff's deputies had found Stormy Boudreaux, 32, unresponsive in her vehicle Nov. 6 while she was parked at a Plattenville business, Falcon said.
Boudreaux, of Addis, was taken to an area hospital but later pronounced dead, Falcon said. An autopsy determined she died from an overdose of heroin and fentanyl.
Sheriff's Commander Lonny Cavalier, spokesman for Falcon, added Monday that an extensive investigation into the death led deputies to believe that Joseph provided the drugs to Boudreaux but deputies have not said who administered the drugs.
When asked, Cavalier added that the deputies’ finding of Joseph’s alleged role in the overdose is enough to warrant a second-degree murder count under the law.
Joseph remained Monday in Assumption Parish Detention Center near Napoleonville, awaiting the setting of bail, deputies said.