BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The owner and manager of a skate shop in Bismarck will not see jail time for operating a business where synthetic drugs were sold.
A judge on Tuesday sentenced Discontent owner Thomas Teply, of Moorhead, Minnesota, to four years of supervised probation and a $25,000 fine. Manager Steven Johnson, of Bismarck, got two years of supervised probation.READ MORE: Charges Expected By Noon For Driver Who Plowed SUV Into Uptown Protesters, Killing Deona Knajdek
A jury in July convicted the two men of various counts related to the sale and possession of synthetic drugs and paraphernalia. Both had testified in their own defense, saying they did not knowingly sell controlled substances.READ MORE: Protesters Plan March In Uptown Marking Deona Knajdek's Birthday
Bismarck police busted the business in June 2012. Authorities also initially charged eight store clerks but dropped the charges after the clerks agreed to cooperate with investigators.MORE NEWS: Twin Cities Ranks 15th Among Cities With Most Energy Star-Certified Buildings
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