Manistee man charged with morphine delivery causing death.

May 25, 2017


Manistee man charged with morphine delivery causing death.


MANISTEE — A 24-year-old Manistee man faces up to life in prison for a felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance, morphine, causing death, according to Det./Lt. Andrew Ambrose of the State, Sheriffs’, Chiefs’ Enforcement of Narcotics Team (SSCENT).

Cody Ricky Kott was arraigned in 85th District Court Thursday, May 25, and is currently lodged in the Manistee County Jail, Ambrose said.

“In February of this year, detectives from SSCENT initiated an investigation into a suspicious death that occurred in the 2300 block of Filer City Road in Manistee County’s Filer Township,” Ambrose stated. “During the investigation, detectives learned that the 23-year-old decedent died of an apparent drug overdose. Kott is alleged to have provided the morphine that caused the death of the 23-year-old Manistee man.

“After conducting several interviews and receiving the autopsy report, the case was presented to the Manistee County Prosecutor’s Office for review. Upon reviewing the facts of the case, the warrant was authorized and issued by the 85th District Court of Manistee.

SSCENT detectives were assisted with their investigation by the Manistee County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police Seventh District Computer Crimes Unit, and the Michigan Department of Corrections Probation/Parole Office of Manistee.”

SSCENT is a multi-jurisdictional task force that serves Manistee, Mason, Oceana and Lake counties. SSCENT asks that if you have information about drug activity in your area, to call 231-843-7045 or contact your local police department.

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