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Minneapolis Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Synthetic Drug Conspiracy

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

FARGO – Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on April 14, 2014, Casey Stevens Rosen, 24, Minneapolis, Minn., was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve 20 years in prison for conspiracy to possess and distribute analogues resulting in serious bodily injury or death.

The conspiracy involved the distribution of an illegal substance through an online business called Motion Resources which imported illegal psychedelic hallucinogens from several countries and sold them throughout the United States. Along with co-conspirator Andrew Spofford the hallucinogens were distributed throughout the Grand Forks, N.D., area. At least 13 others have been charged in connection with “Operation Stolen Youth.” Judge Erickson also ordered that Rosen pay a forfeiture of $100,000 in addition to paying $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund and serve five years supervised release.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Food and Drug Administration, North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and Grand Forks Police Department.

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

Updated February 9, 2015