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Wesley Sweeney

Manvel man pleads guilty in federal court in synthetic drug death; PR teen's death is related

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FARGO -- Wesley Sweeney, Manvel, N.D., pleaded guilty Friday in federal court here to a drug conspiracy charge, admitting he gave illegal synthetic drugs to a Grand Forks man in June, causing his death.

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The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $1 million fine; it also has a mandatory minimum penalty of 20 years in prison.

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