Washington state man charged in 2023 drug overdose deaths in Skagway

A 32-year-old Washington state man was arrested last week on manslaughter charges linked to the overdose deaths last year of two Skagway residents.

Authorities say Jacob D. Cotton, 33, shipped fentanyl to one of the two men who died by overdose in Skagway in January 2023, according to a probable cause statement filed with the criminal charges on June 3. The other man overdosed the next day, the statement said.

Skagway police arrested Cotton at the Juneau airport on June 3.

According to the Skagway Police Department, Cotton provided fentanyl to Skagway residents Anthony Bowers, 28, who then gav...

 

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