Dealer at 17, jail at 18 ?

After a drug offense in the summer, the cell phone of a 17-year-old from the district of Gmunden was seized and evaluated. So far, eight suspected drug users have been identified. Several charges have been filed against the now 18-year-old.

After officers of the Vienna customs office seized a mail consignment containing 200 XTC tablets addressed to a then 17-year-old from the district of Gmunden on July 23, 2020, the public prosecutor’s office ordered a house search.

In addition to a tin containing small amounts of herbal cannabis, the 17-year-old’s cell phone was also seized and evaluated. The information found on it justified the suspicion on the passing on and/or the sales of narcotics.

Due to the extensive investigations by officers of the Ebensee and Bad Ischl police stations, eight customers of the now 18-year-old have been identified so far. A total of 15 charges were filed under the Narcotic Substances Act. In addition, the 18-year-old has been charged with making dangerous threats and causing bodily harm.

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