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Phoenix-area man gets prison in marijuana case

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PHOENIX (KSAZ) -

It's been almost a year since the first of two Scottsdale teens died after taking a synthetic drug called 25-eye or n-bomb.

Edden Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 years in prison. He plead guilty to trying to sell marijuana although today's sentencing  was not for the deaths of Anthony Carlson and Noah Carrasco the teen's families packed the courtroom.

Bell's attorney, Michael Freeman addressed the court, "Mr Bell is getting a significantly harsher sentence than other defendants in his position."

Dozens of the teen's friends and family wrote the judge letters telling the judge about Bell's suspected involvement in the teen's deaths. Anthony and Noah died after taking "N-Bomb" a synthetic drug similar to LSD. The families believe Bell sold their sons the drugs. Scottsdale Police investigated but did not have enough evidence to charge Bell.

"The criminal justice system has failed us at every stage of the process" said Susan Wadsworth, Noah's mother.

The plea deal and today's sentencing comes with a stipulation that the county attorney's office not file charges against Bell for the deaths of Anthony and Noah. Prosecutors says they only agreed to the stipulation after checking with local police and federal investigators. All agreed that there was no chance charges could be filed.

"I'm going to continue to tell his story to whoever will listen to make sure that kids know about this danger that synthetic drugs are out there and now they have no way of knowing what they're getting and it's too risky" said Susan.

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