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Adam Budge

2 more guilty pleas, 1 not -guilty plea in Grand Cities drug case that killed 2

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Adam Budge of East Grand Forks appeared ready to break into sobs as he admitted in federal court here Wednesday that he stole a powdered hallucinogen from a friend, mixed it with melted chocolate, froze it and gave it to Elijah Stai on June 13.

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Within an hour or two in Budge's home, Stai, 17, had quit breathing and was "brain dead," said Chris Myers, the assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting Budge and others in what he calls a wide-ranging drug conspiracy.

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