Eunice Man Arrested In Connection to Fentanyl Death
Complaints about drug activity at the home of Jerry Ross Vidrine of Eunice led to a road at the man's Tate Street home according to Police Chief Randy Fontenot via a press release.
Chief Fontenot says that the family of 30-year-old Jim Langley and witness statements led Fontenot to conclude that Vidrine is the person who allegedly gave Langley the Fentanyl that led to his death. Accusations are that Vidrine was selling several drugs including:
- Other drugs
Detectives started investigating whether or not Vidrine selling drugs at his home. They arrested him April 8 after executing search warrants at his home.
Following this is when people started coming forward to say that the Fentanyl that killed Langley came from Vidrine. The Allen Parish Coroner's report says there was four times the lethal dose in Langley's body of the drug. Langley was found dead on December 7 just after visiting Vidrine's home in Eunice on December 6, 2020.
Chief Fontenot contends that drugs today are much more powerful than they have ever been in the past, and he adds that overdose deaths have been on the rise. He says that's why he believes it's imperative to arrest people selling the drugs.
Vidrine was arrested on a charge of Second Degree murder.