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

We need your help now more than ever.

Independent media outlets and journalists in Russia are being increasingly targeted with “foreign agent” and “undesirable” labels, threatening the existence of the free press day by day.

Your donation to The Moscow Times directly supports the last independent English-language news source within Russia.