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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on April 16th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

USFK Soldier Arrested For Purchasing Drugs From Dutch Embassy Teacher

It looks like a USFK servicemember is in trouble for buying drugs in Korea:

Seoul police announced on the 11th that they have arrested 28-year old Mr. K, who is from The Netherlands, on charges of growing and selling marijuana and ecstasy, as well as Mr. Y, an American soldier, on charges of buying the drugs.

According to police, Mr. K is accused of growing 45 marijuna plants using lights and fans placed in his home in Itaewon beginning in February.

Mr. K, who teaches Dutch to Koreans working in the Netherlands Embassy, is also accused of selling over 20 ecstasy pills to Mr. Y beginning in February. Prosecutors are investigating to determine whether he may have committed other crimes, as he appears to have been an expert in illegal drug selling considering his experience with marijuana and ecstasy.  [Asian Correspondent]

Well it looks like if this soldier is convicted the US military will be able to at least get rid of one more of the 50,000 soldiers it needs to cut.

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  • Leon LaPorte
    3:41 pm on April 16th, 2012 1

    Mr. K is an engineer!

  • Teadrinker
    7:06 pm on April 16th, 2012 2

    “Prosecutors are investigating to determine whether he may have committed other crimes, as he appears to have been an expert in illegal drug selling considering his experience with marijuana and ecstasy.”

    Like what? Bank robbery?

    They are clearly blowing this out of proportion.

    Experience with marijuana? When you look at it objectively, the guy was not doing something particularly hard. He was growing a very small quantity of plant which is pretty hardy. It’s puny when you look at the scale of the local industrial hemp farms, a closely related plant.

    As for the pills, he probably smuggled them himself, which is probably not all that hard if it’s a small quantity (which I think it was since it isn’t specified).

    PS. Buy hemp root next time you’re at the supermarket or the farmer’s market. Peel it like a carrot. Then, slice it thinly and fry. You’ll never have potato chips again.

  • Dreamboat Annie
    2:12 am on April 17th, 2012 3

    Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time

  • Teadrinker
    3:36 am on April 17th, 2012 4

    #3,

    Shouldn’t be a crime, but that’s a discussion for another time.

  • Kormatt
    4:56 am on April 17th, 2012 5

    Leon, and Mr. Y is a staff Sergeant in the Army. In the same unit there was this phone call and one two hours later related to mailing spice to an off post residence! What a weekend. This is a unit that Rokdrop is familiar with!

  • kangaji
    5:36 am on April 17th, 2012 6

    Pot and other drugs have been going around the European enclaves forever but I really don’t see any drug related stuff in the news unless it involves Canadians or Americans.

  • JoeC
    5:52 am on April 17th, 2012 7

    A couple of things came to mind as I read the story.

    I’ve heard that the MJ usually found in Korea is a very low grade. Seeing as how Mr. K is from The Netherlands where MJ is legal and presumably a much better quality, would he waste his time growing a product based on the inferior Korean pot seeds? He had his country’s reputation to uphold and couldn’t be accused of selling wack weed.

    I’m betting he smuggled the seeds into the country. That may be just as risky as smuggling the dried leaves if dogs can also detect seeds. I also wonder, since he worked in the Dutch embassy, if he had access to diplomatic packages.

  • Dreamboat Annie
    6:27 am on April 17th, 2012 8

    #4- You don’t think drugs like X and MJ can mess you up and make you unfit for duty? What branch did you serve in?

  • Teadrinker
    8:22 am on April 17th, 2012 9

    #8,

    Gee, what’s with the fancy jive, X and MJ? You’re definitely experienced. You don’t have to prove it to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX0XVEmwlfs&feature=fvwrel

  • Leon LaPorte
    7:41 pm on April 17th, 2012 10

    9. I always assumed that song was a reference to Colonel Angus.

  • Teadrinker
    12:53 am on April 18th, 2012 11

    #10,

    That’s one way to interpret the song. It’s one of his best songs because you can interpret it in a variety of ways. Sex, drugs, and rock & roll, spiritual enlightenment…

    Not necessarily stoned, but beautiful.

  • Teadrinker
    6:31 am on April 18th, 2012 12

    #10,

    ;-)

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/665455/

 

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