Houma man accused of selling drugs that led to overdose death, arrested for second-degree murder

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A Houma man has been arrested for second-degree murder in connection with an overdose death in June.


From TPSO:

Sheriff Tim Soignet states the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested David Martin III (38 years of age, residing on Pitre St Houma, LA) for one count of Second-Degree Murder.

Sheriff Soignet advised that on June 23, 2021, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes and Crimes Scene investigators responded to a residence on Orange St Dulac, LA for the death investigation of Jordie Trosclair (29 years old).



Through the course of the investigation, Trosclair’s death was ruled as an overdose. Detectives were able to link the sale of the illegal narcotics to David Martin III.

Sheriff Soignet advised that on August 25, 2021, David Martin III was booked for one count of Second-Degree Murder and is awaiting bond. Martin was already incarcerated at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex stemming from narcotic distribution charges.