Mankato Man Accused of Supplying Drugs That Led to 3 Near Fatal Overdoses in Northfield

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(Mankato, MN) – A 20-year-old Mankato man stands accused of supplying the drugs that led to several near fatal overdoses in Northfield.

Joshua Chlan is charged with three felony counts of drug sales and possession.

According to the complaint, three people overdosed in Northfield on the weekend of February 24th and 25th and needed several doses of Narcan to survive. Several small blue pills imprinted with “K9” were found in the investigation

Drug Task Force agents were able to identify the person who had sold the pills to the overdose victims and that person said they got them from Chlan, who had purchased them over the “dark web.” The pills recovered were tested and found to contain cocaine and Carfentanil. Carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and used as an elephant tranquilizer.

Agents determined that Chlan was a student at MSU-Mankato and lived at a residence on Cottage Path and they executed a search warrant there on March 1st. Police say they recovered blue pills, THC wax, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Suboxone and cocaine. They also seized his computers.

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