News2020.02.07 17:06

Lithuanian man sends drug price list to UK police, gets arrested 2020.02.07 17:06

A Lithuanian man was arrested at Leeds Festival in the UK after sending an advertisement for drugs to a police phone number.

He was arrested in August 2018 after “security staff spotted him smoking cannabis and acting suspicious in the grime [music] tent,” Yorkshire Evening Post reported on Monday.

Drugs worth 3,630 British pounds (around 4,200 euros) in street value were found in his rucksack. He also had business cards with 'Flavour Town LS6' printed on them, according to the Post.

The defence said Martynas Benosenko worked as a chef at TGI Fridays restaurant, but decided “to go sell drugs at Leeds Festival while completely high” after he lost his job.

The Court ruled that his decision to sell drugs at a festival was “an aggravating feature,” as "there is not a single festival of this size that goes on without young people collapsing, becoming seriously ill and, in some circumstances, dying”.

Benosenko was jailed for three years and four months.

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