(CTN News) – Ten students, including a fourteen-year-old, were found in possession of marijuana during a raid on a cannabis shop. Distressed locals complained about the business, prompting an inquiry and legal action against the proprietor.
Chatchawan Chayabut, the Provincial Governor of Lampang, Phumpanya Nawatrakulphisut, Chanathip Samyam, Prasong Laon, Thanarat Saithep, the District Officer, Khomsan Bamrungyat, the Police Station Chief, and other officials from the Lampang Health Department and Education Office were part of the special operations team that raided the cannabis shop yesterday at 5.20pm.
Several residents had voiced their displeasure that the store had become a meeting place for young people to consume Marijuana, prompting the inspection.
There was a designated smoking area and all the necessary equipment for customers to light up at the store.
With the youngest youngster revealed to be 14 years old, authorities also uncovered eleven others using cannabis and a large quantity of Marijuana in its prepared form. The store owner, who will be named A for privacy reasons, was also there.
1,941.35 Grams of Dried Cannabis, Cash, and Smoking Paraphernalia Seized
Along with 1,941.35 grams of dried Marijuana, eight pieces of cannabis smoking equipment, sixty-three rolls of dried cannabis, and 10,000 baht in cash, the authorities confiscated the item(s).
Authorities first notified the store owner of the following charges: selling processed or controlled herbs (cannabis) for trade to individuals under the age of 30, pregnant women, or nursing mothers; selling controlled herbs to students, academics, or students; and selling controlled herbs for smoking in business places. This was following Section 46 of the Act on Promotion and Protection of Traditional Thai Medicine B.E. 2542.
Lampang City Police Station reportedly turned over the accused and evidence to the investigating officer so that legal proceedings may continue, according to KhaoSod.
On Bangla Road and Soi Sane Sabai, the Patong Police executed a crackdown and arrested seven people on suspicion of being involved in the illicit processing of cannabis buds.