Synthetic Drug Sentence
A Manvel high school student has been sentenced to 12 1/2 years for his role in a synthetic drug ring that resulted in the apparent overdoses and deaths of two teens.
18-year-old Wesley Sweeney pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to distribute drugs that resulted in death.
Prosecutors say he purchased the hallucinogens in June and gave them to 18-year-old Christian Bjerk who was found dead the next day.
Prosecutors say 22-year-old Andrew Spofford made the drugs after ordering chemicals from overseas. Spofford pleaded guilty last month. He'll be sentenced next year.