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ND man accused of dealing synthetic drugs in overdose deaths


FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A wide-ranging synthetic drug ring that led to the overdose deaths of two teens and sent other young people to the hospital played out in federal court Wednesday when the alleged ringleader was arraigned and two others pleaded guilty.

Andrew Spofford, the man accused of cooking up the hallucinogens, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to five counts, including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances resulting in serious bodily injury and death.

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