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Hutchinson woman charged with murder after Mankato man overdoses on fentanyl

The arrest was made nearly one month after the 23-year-old's death.
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Alyssa Elizabeth Faith Miller

Nearly a month after a 23-year-old Mankato man died from a fentanyl overdose, authorities made an arrest in connection to his death. 

Marcus K. Krogh died May 21, with a medical examiner determining his cause of death to be fentanyl toxicity. The woman arrested in connection to Krogh's death has been identified as a 21-year-old from Hutchinson. 

The woman, Alyssa Elizabeth Faith Miller, was taken into custody from her home June 16 by the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force, whose investigation into Krogh's overdose led them to the 21-year-old as the suspected source of the powerful opioid.

According to a criminal complaint, witnesses told investigators that Krogh traded Miller two Xanax pills for one of Miller's pills, which was then crushed into a powder that Krogh ingested and immediately passed out. 

Krogh was pronounced dead at the scene and another overdose victim was revived. 

Marcus Krogh

Marcus Krogh

Multiple text messages sent by Miller revealed that she was selling pills for $25 each, the complaint states. 

Miller is being held at the Blue Earth County Jail and has been charged with third-degree murder and third-degree narcotic sales. 

Krogh's obituary stated that he was close to finishing his degree at Minnesota State University in Mankato, noting that he had an "infectious personality" with a desire to someday own a business. 

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. 

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