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Fargo Man Sentenced to 12 Years for His Role in the Death of Local Musician

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota

FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on May 8, 2014 Nathan William Evenson, 27, Fargo, N.D., was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson.

The investigation revealed that Evenson and other co-conspirators would receive shipments of heroin from a source in Minneapolis, Minn., and would distribute them to various people in the F-M area. Evenson and co-defendants Seth Lund and Nicole Wadsworth distributed the heroin that resulted in physical injury and contributed to the death of Cody Conner of Fargo, N.D. Seth Lund was previously sentenced to 7 years in prison. Wadsworth is scheduled for sentencing on June 2, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. U.S. District Court.

Judge Erickson also sentenced Evenson to serve three years supervised release, pay $4367.50 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Fargo Police Department.

First Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Myers prosecuted the case.

Updated February 9, 2015