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Middlesboro man serving time in Leslie County charged in the death of former firefighter

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A man already jailed in Leslie County for previous charges was served a criminal complaint warrant for his part in the death of a former Middlesboro firefighter earlier this year. On Sunday, January 3, 2021, 30-year-old Samuel Alan Farmer died from what was determined by forensics to be a drug overdose.


After his investigation and a first-of-its-kind offense in Southeast Kentucky, Middlesboro Police Sgt. Barry Cowan charged state inmate 25-year-old Blake Davis of Middlesboro with Manslaughter – 2nd degree.


Davis has been charged under amended 2019 Kentucky Revised Statute 507.040 1 (c) for: “unlawfully distributing for remuneration of a Schedule I or II controlled substance when the controlled substance is the proximate cause of death.” In Kentucky, Manslaughter in the second degree is a Class C felony that carries a sentence of five to ten years imprisonment.

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