The USFK soldier that was arrested as part of the supposed largest drug bust in Korean history has been sentenced:
SEOUL — A U.S. soldier was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for importing and selling synthetic marijuana in what South Korean authorities have called the largest-ever drug-smuggling ring involving the American military here.
Kim Hwan-su, head judge of the Seoul Central District Court, told the 2nd Infantry Division’s Pvt. Michael Lehmkuhl he had shown no remorse and could have faced up to eight years under court sentencing guidelines. A South Korea prosecutor had recommended 12 years to prove that the South Korean judicial system would not treat military crime lightly.
Lehmkuhl’s best friend and former U.S. Forces Korea soldier Arin Bergquist also was sentenced Tuesday to four years for selling and trafficking Spice and for marijuana possession. Bergquist has said he was discharged in October 2011 and returned to South Korea the following month on a tourist visa to sell the drug. [Stars & Stripes]
What I find interesting about the sentencing is that this low-life drug dealer received a longer sentence than someone who raped a USFK soldier. I guess the drug dealer can’t blame being drunk for his crime like the rapist was able to do.