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Man sentenced in 2011 designer drug deaths of two Oklahoma college students

Cody Weddle, 22, was sentenced in Pontotoc County on two counts of second-degree murder and distribution of a synthetic controlled substance in the deaths of Andrew Steven Akerman, 22, of Konawa, and his girlfriend, Anastasia “Stacy” Jewell, 22, of Ada.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Modified: August 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm •  Published: August 13, 2012

A Pontotoc County man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for giving a lethal designer drug cocktail to two college students.

Cody Weddle, 22, was sentenced in Pontotoc County on two counts of second-degree murder, conspiracy to distribute a synthetic controlled substance and distribution of a synthetic controlled substance in the deaths of Andrew Steven Akerman, 22, of Konawa, and his girlfriend, Anastasia “Stacy” Jewell, 22, of Ada.

He was sentenced to 20 years for each charge, with 10 years suspended. All the sentences will run concurrently, said Kevin Turney, Pontotoc County deputy court clerk.

Akerman and Jewell and six others ingested bromo-dragonfly at a party May 7, 2011. Jewell died hours after ingesting the hallucinogenic drug and Akerman died six days later after he was put in a medically induced coma.

Bromo-dragonfly is now a Schedule I drug in Oklahoma.

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