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William Joseph Fox

First defendant in synthetic drug case that killed PR teen sentenced to 4 years

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FARGO -- On Monday in federal court here, U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced the first of nine people who have pleaded guilty in a Grand Forks-based synthetic drug ring blamed for killing two teenagers.

William Joseph Fox received a sentence of four years in federal prison for his admitted role in the crime.

The ruling gives a preview of what other defendants in the case might face in upcoming sentences, as soon as next week.

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