We were actually interviewing Tim Lentz about Operation Angel and the dangers of heroin when this story came out.




From Slidell PD:


Heroin Overdose Investigation Leads to Arrest for Second Degree Homicide


After an extensive eleven month investigation of the heroin overdose of Albert Marant, the Slidell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division arrested Joseph Laue on August 8, 2016, for the violation of Louisiana Revised Statutes 14:30.1 Second Degree Homicide, and two counts of 14:966.(A) Distribution Of A Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance To-Wit Heroin.


On Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at approximately 1706 hours, the Slidell Police Department was dispatched to 429 Codifer Street in reference to an unresponsive male. The deceased subject was identified as Albert Marant, and the death appeared to be a drug overdose.


An autopsy was performed at the St. Tammany Parish Corners’ Office.  Dr. Preston’s Office issued a report stating that Albert Marant’s cause of death was an overdose of opiates/heroin.


During the criminal investigation, the Slidell Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division obtained evidence and subsequently identified Albert Marant’s supplier as Joseph Laue, who was selling heroin in the Slidell area.  The Slidell Police Department was able to establish that Joseph Laue did provide Albert Marant with the heroin that is believed to have caused his death.


Slidell Police Chief E.J. Howard stated “With today’s national Heroin epidemic, everyone loses.  One family lost their son as he battled with his own narcotics addition, and another family’s son, Joseph Laue, now faces the possibility of life in prison.  There is help out there for anyone struggling with addition, The Operation Angel Program is just one of many designed to help those who are struggling.” 

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