Follow up: Man not charged with homicide


According to a Multi-Jurisdictional DrugTask Force official, agents began an investigation of an overdose death that occurred in the Natchitoches JW Thomas Apartments, 500 North St., in late January 2021. During the course of the investigation, agents secured an arrest warrant for Eric Fisher, 33, of Thomas Apartments, for 1 Count of La RS 40:979, Attempt and Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule IV (Alprazolam/Xanax).
As a result of a search March 10, 2021, Fisher was also charged with 1 Count RS 40:966, Possession of CDS Schedule I (Marijuana) 1 Count RS 40:968, Possession of CDS Schedule III (Suboxone/Buprenorphine) 1 Count RS 14:95E, Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances. Fisher was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center and issued a summons to appear in District Court May 3, 2021.
On Nov. 8, 2021, Fisher pleaded guilty to Possession of Marijuana, second offense and was sentenced to six months in the parish jail, which was suspended. He was ordered to pay fines and costs and placed on one year supervised probation. All other charges were dismissed.
District Attorney Billy Joe Harrington clarified this week that Fisher “was not arrested or charged in the homicide.”