Man indicted for giving fentanyl to teen that killed her days before her high school graduation


FILE – This photo provided by the U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah and introduced as evidence in a 2019 trial shows fentanyl-laced fake oxycodone pills collected during an investigation. In a resumption of a brutal trend, nearly 71,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2019 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new record high that predates the COVID-19 crisis. The numbers were driven by fentanyl and similar synthetic opioids, which accounted for 36,500 overdose deaths. (U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah via AP)

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. (WGNO) — A man is indicted in Plaquemines Parish following the death of a teenage girl.

On Wednesday, Franklin Melwin Senfles, 22, of Gretna was indicted for second degree murder for distributing drugs that contained fentanyl that caused the death of Hailey Deickman on May 14.

Deickman, 18, was set to graduate from Belle Chasse High School only 11 days later.

Senfles’ bond is set at $1,250,000. His arraignment is scheduled for July 26, 2021.

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