Prosecutors Thursday charged a Camp Douglas man was selling the fentanyl that killed a La Crosse man.

Zachary Miller, 25, is charged in La Crosse County Circuit Court with first-degree reckless homicide under the state’s Len Bias law, which holds drug dealers accountable in fatal overdose cases.

Kyle Bott, 28, of La Crosse overdosed on fentanyl after buying drugs from Miller on June 18 on La Crosse’s North Side, according to the complaint. He died at a hospital three days later. Surveillance video from the Kwik Trip at 1333 Rose St. captured the Bott and Miller meeting and police found text messages between the two on Bott’s cellphone.

A first-degree reckless homicide charge as party to the crime is pending against Miller’s girlfriend, 33-year-old Jennifer Tenner of La Crescent, who drove Miller to meet Bott.

Tenner told police that she often drove Miller to sell drugs, according to the complaint. Her court date is Oct. 18.

Miller denied selling drugs, but told police he trades meth for heroin, according to the complaint.

Miller sold 1.2 grams of heroin to a police informant on May 22, according to the complaint, but police could not locate him until his arrest on Tuesday. He also was charged Thursday with delivery of heroin and two counts of bail jumping for committing crimes while out on bond for drug possession.

He remains jailed on a $25,000 cash bond.

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Anne Jungen covers law enforcement and the criminal justice system in La Crosse County. She joined the Tribune reporting staff in December 2005. You can contact her directly at ajungen@lacrossetribune.com or 608-791-8224.

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