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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Grand Forks men sentenced in stolen painkillers case

  • FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two Grand Forks men who admitted stealing thousands of painkillers from more than a half dozen pharmacies in the Red River Valley and distributing the pills in North Dakota and Minnesota are heading to prison.


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  • FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two Grand Forks men who admitted stealing thousands of painkillers from more than a half dozen pharmacies in the Red River Valley and distributing the pills in North Dakota and Minnesota are heading to prison.
    Twenty-one-year-old James Hensrud and 28-year-old Joshua Fonder each was sentenced to one year and nine months behind bars and ordered to pay $8,355 in restitution.
    The Forum newspaper reports  that the men will be on supervised probation for three years following their prison time.
    Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Myers says other people were involved in the scheme and the investigation continues.
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