A self-proclaimed French business leader gets arrested for drug possession and for his order from a darknet market. Customs and the largest mail delivery service in France, La Poste intercepted a package of 300 grams of amphetamine. The package breakdown supported for the search of the man’s home, eventually resulting in yet another drug related arrest. The prosecution noted the court that the defendant had repeatedly been summoned on drug charges, dating as far back as 2005. La Poste joins with Customs to stop the flood of illegal mail into the Lorraine region, and elsewhere, through the warehouse in Saint-Gibrien.
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For 24 hours, they will sit at the store for pending possible inspection and clean packages or the packages that Customs missed getting placed back into the mail stream for standard delivery. In 2016, they intercepted a total of 47,000 parcels in that region. The items included counterfeit goods and drugs, and depending on the offender, the amount of seized things, or drug weight, Customs will impose a penalty on the receiver. And in this scenario, in early July, the government proceeded with the harsher route. While searching the house, they find cannabis and even more amphetamine.
The total amount of amphetamine surpassed the court’s opinion of a “personal consumption” weight of drugs. But the unnamed man insisted the amphetamine and cannabis were used for personal use. He argued that the drug helped him “stay on course” concerning his busy life. The defendant was responsible for his eight-year-old daughter, and he still worked full-time. He said, “Every day, I work from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, I need that to keep up, I wanted to stock up for the year.” The prosecutor informed the Lorraine judge that “He ordered amphetamine as we order a pizza, he ignored the warnings from the judicial system for several times.”
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Moreover, the prosecutor explained, 300 grams of amphetamine showed possible drug trafficking. He called the weight as an “enormous amount.” In light of the years of grace from the courts, the prosecutor demanded 12 months in prison. Just a week before the arrest, the prisoner received a notice to appear in court in November for unrelated drug charges. Ludovic Mourgue could not believe the audacity displayed by the man before him. In spite of the tribunal’s disbelief and the man cried for a harsh sentencing, only a mild sentence was delivered down. Then he received a sentence of 3 months imprisonment, suspended upon the completion of 18 months of probation—and a fine of $2,900.