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Synthetic Drugs

Aug 31, 2012 at 12:44 pm

     A North Dakota teen has pleaded guilty to dealing synthetic drugs that led to the overdose death of a Grand Forks teen.
 
     Wesley Sweeney, of Manvel, appeared Friday in federal court. He pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs that resulted in death.
 
     Authorities say the 18-year-old Sweeney supplied the synthetic hallucinogens to 18-year-old Christian Bjerk (burk), who died June 11 of an apparent overdose.
 
     Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 26.
 
     Investigators say the wide-ranging conspiracy involves several people in the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, Minn., area.
 
     Eighteen-year-old Adam Budge of East Grand Forks is charged with supplying drugs that led to the June 15 overdose death of 17-year-old Elijah Stai, of Park Rapids, Minn.
 
     Police say a handful of people were hospitalized from overdoses.

 

(AP)

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