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Manvel teen gets 12 years for providing lethal synthetic drugs

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FARGO - A federal judge on Monday sentenced Wesley Sweeney, 18, to 12 and a half years in prison for his confessed role in providing synthetic hallucinogens that led to the death of Christian Bjerk, also 18, and the hospitalization of a 15-year-old boy in Grand Forks in June.

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One of 11 charged in a Grand Forks synthetic drug conspiracy, Sweeney is the first to be sentenced for causing death and bodily injury.

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