Police arrested a 45 year previous Buddhist monk for allegedly getting high on methamphetamine at a temple in the Isaan province Buriram. The monk allegedly advised police that a follower gave him the medicine as a benefit present and satisfied him to take it.
Satuek district police say they received a grievance from the Baan Kok Mueng temple’s abbot claiming that a monk on the temple was acting suspiciously and suspected the monk could be involved in unlawful actions.
Police investigated the claims and had the monk, Thawatchai Konglert, do a urine drug check on the spot. Police say the Thawatchai examined positive for drugs and was then forced to depart the monkhood.
He allegedly informed police that a follower had supplied him the drugs, in addition to the equipment to take the medication, as a benefit reward. Thawatchai allegedly told police that he refused the reward at first, but when his follower got here back and persuaded him that it was a merit gift, he determined to take it.
Thawatchai has a historical past of drug use and have become a monk to start a new life, based on Pattaya News. He had been arrested up to now for allegedly possessing 15 methamphetamine tablets. Bonanza did not report on if he was convicted or when the earlier arrest was.
SOURCE: Pattaya News
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