Support The Moscow Times!

Drug Agency Worker Caught Growing Dope

An employee of the Federal Drug Control Service faces eight years in prison for growing marijuana at his dacha, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The man, a driver for a logistics department at the agency, as well as an accomplice cultivated the drug for "personal use" at the Leningrad region residence, prosecutors said in a statement.

Last month, drug control agents confiscated "25 buckets" of marijuana from the home in the town of Babino-2, southeast of St. Petersburg, the statement said.

The driver's name was not disclosed, and authorities did not say how his colleagues found out about the crop.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.