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Youngsville man Indicted in Connection with a 2020 Overdose Death

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A Youngsville man was indicted Wednesday in connection with a 2020 overdose death.

Posted: May 26, 2021 5:58 PM

(KADN) - A Youngsville man was indicted Wednesday in connection with a 2020 overdose death.

32-year-old Jared Broussard is facing a single count of Second-Degree Murder in connection with the death of 26-year-old Ashley Loftis, who was found dead in her residence on St. Claude place in Youngsville on April 4th of last year.

The coroner's report on Loftis lists the main cause of death as drug toxicity and cites the presence of morphine, alcohol and amphetamine in her system at the time of her death.

Details about Loftis' death and Broussard's alleged role in it are sketchy: District Attorney Don Landry declined comment when asked about the case, and the Assistant District Attorney who signed the indictment didn't return a call seeking comment.

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