German Man Purchases Speed, Sentenced to Probation


In another case of drug purchasing via the darknet, a 31-year-old German industrial mechanic was just sentenced. The man from Gerestried, Germany has been on trial and imprisoned 11 times for cases ranging from disturbing of public peace, bodily harm, insults to theft and drug possession. The man has had a large record of illegal activity, but the German courts have extended grace and generosity to him once again.

In August of 2015, the man purchased 250 grams of amphetamines from a darknet vendor based out of Germany. Amphetamines are a central nervous system stimulant that affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control.The defendant’s first drug transaction went smoothly, but on the second shipment, the package was marked incorrectly and was sent to the return address written on the package. The seller included a local company’s address as the return address, resulting in the company receiving the package of drugs and reporting it to law enforcement.

Per the defense attorney, he stated that the defendant consumed a third of the amphetamines and sold the rest to fund the tough addiction. A statement from the accused said, “at the time it was not possible to start the day without speed.” Due to the nature of his use, the court sentenced the man to two years in prison and five years or probation. With his prior arrest record, the sentencing by the court is extremely generous. The probation terms force the man to have regular drug screenings and treatment during the period.

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