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Drug death indictment gives a Slidell mom some relief

The mother of the Slidell woman who died after taking a synthetic drug is now reacting to the second degree murder indictment against the Hammond man who allegedly gave her daughter the drug.

The mother of 21-year-old Meghan Lopez is relieved that some justice is being done after they waited for seven months for some action.

Twenty-two year old Cody Watts of Hammond is facing one count of second degree murder, under a state law which will likely be a test case.

Dena Lopez says her daughter used poor judgment ingesting the drug at a picnic and the family stayed by her side in the hospital all night.

''Early the next morning is when the doctors told us there was no more brain activity,'' said Lopez.

Listen to Dena Lopez's interview with WWL's Tommy Tucker.

Lopez doesn't feel this is a personal vendetta against Cody Watts but she is surprised it took seven months before the charge came down. She feels badly for Cody Watts has his family and hopes something positive can come out of this.

''I certainly would welcome Cody's willingness to spread the message to other children about the extreme dangers of these synthetic drugs,'' she said.

Meghan Lopez was taken off life support in April of this year. She was attending Southeastern Louisiana University at the time.


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Locations : Southeastern Louisiana
People : Cody WattsDena LopezMeghan LopezTommy Tucker
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