Published September 14 2012
Man pleads guilty in synthetic drug ring
Twenty-seven-year-old Scott Anthony is the 10th person charged in what federal prosecutors say was a Grand Forks-based conspiracy to produce and deal synthetic psychedelic drugs. They led to the deaths of two teenagers and the hospitalization of at least five others this summer.
Anthony and four others have accepted plea deals. They’re expected to get reduced sentences. The man alleged to be the ringleader, Andrew Spofford, of Grand Forks, and four others have pleaded not guilty and are scheduled for trial this fall on charges that could land them in prison for 20 years or more.