On Friday, February 10, at around 2:30 pm, APD officers responded to a report of a man and woman lying on the ground, unresponsive, on N. City Park Bl. When officers arrived, emergency medical personnel were already on scene attempting to resuscitate both subjects. The male subject became conscious, however, the female did not, and both were transported to a local hospital. Officers learned that the male and female had purchased and used what they thought was heroin, and had chosen this location by the side of the road to use it.
According to emergency medical personnel, both subjects were unresponsive and did not have a pulse. This reaction is indicative of the heroin being mixed with, or replaced by, fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid, approximately 50 times more potent than heroin, used for acute pain management in patients with advanced cancer. There have been numerous synthetic-opioid-related overdoses and deaths in Alexandria in the last two years.
Detectives investigating the matter were able to identify the drug dealer who supplied the drug to the two subjects as Kendrick Davis, 35, of Alexandria. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Davis for Possession of CDS I with Intent to Distribute, as well as a search warrant for his residence. The warrants were executed Friday night, and Davis was booked on his warrant, as well as new charges for Possession of CDS I with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS IV with Intent to Distribute, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon with Drugs, and Possession of Marijuana.
On Sunday, February 12, at around 3:40 pm, APD detectives were informed by hospital personnel that the female subject had passed. Following this news, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Kendrick Davis for Second Degree Murder. The warrant was served at the Rapides Parish Detention Center, where Davis was still being held.
The victim has been identified as Lillie Camille Harvey, 28, of Alexandria. The family of Ms. Harvey has requested that the following statement be released by APD on their behalf:
"If you knew Lillie Camille Harvey you knew love. Her family doesn't want her death to mean defeat. Instead, we hope it will be used as a means of awareness to a community plagued by addiction. We want the public to know that because of her death a foundation will be created that will seek to empower those looking for help.
"In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Lillie Harvey Special Fund at Catahoula/LaSalle Bank."