3 Suspects Charged in Deadly Mankato Drug Overdose

(Mankato, MN) — Three people are facing third-degree murder and controlled substance sales charges in connection with a drug overdose in Mankato. The Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force says 25-year-old Kueth Ruae of Mankato and 23-year-old Haley Ross and 21-year-old Conner Hoeft  – both of North Mankato – were arrested Monday and charged. Investigators say Ruae, Ross, and Hoeft aided in distributing the drug that led to the death of a 21-year-old woman in her Mankato apartment last December.