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Manvel Teen to be Sentenced Today

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A North Dakota high school student is set to be sentenced for his role in a synthetic drug ring that resulted in a handful of apparent overdoses and two deaths.

Wesley Sweeney is an 18-year-old from Manvel, North Dakota. He pleaded guilty in August to a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs that resulted in death.

Sweeney is one of several people charged in the case that spans local, state and federal jurisdictions.

Eighteen-year-old Christian Bjerk, of Grand Forks, and 17-year-old Elijah Stai, of Park Rapids, Minnesota, died within a week of each other in June after ingesting the hallucinogens. A handful of other people required medical treatment.

Sweeney is scheduled to be sentenced Monday at 2:15 p.m. at the federal courthouse in Fargo. He faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years in prison


Wesley Sweeney has been sentenced to twelve and half years in prison for his role in the drug ring. As part of an August plea bargain, Sweeney pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs that resulted in death.



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