St. Petersburg: La Minor and Zhelezny Irokez vocalists detained for drug possession
8 grams of drug was seized from one of them; another had 18 bushes of hemp and about 800 grams of dried marijuana.
November 2, the police of St. Petersburg detained a 47-year-old vocalist of one of the musical bands, who is suspected of illegal possession and distribution of drugs. Information about the detention of the musician is published on the website of the MIA General Administration in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.
It is reported that 8 grams of marijuana was seized from him. A criminal case under part 1 of Art. 222 of the Russian Criminal Code (Illegal Possession of Drugs) has been initiated against him; he has given an undertaking not to leave.
The MIA has not specified the detainee’s name, but according to Nevskie Novosti, the 47-year-old musician is the singer of the St. Petersburg folk group La Minor, the concert of which is scheduled for November 9 in the St. Petersburg club MOD, and for November 11 in Moscow.
Two days later, November 4, 2018, the Federal Drug Control Service detained a 35-year-old vocalist of another musical band, who, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, created special conditions for the cultivation of cannabis in the apartment he rented. 18 bushes of narcotic plant, devices for its cultivation, as well as dried marijuana with a total weight of about 800 grams were seized from him during searches.
Picture from the website of the MIA General Administration in St. Petersburg
For now, law enforcers detained the musician on the grounds of Art. 91 of the Russian Code of Criminal Procedure. The issue regarding the initiation of a criminal case against him is currently being decided. According to St. Petersburg media, the second detainee is the frontman of Zhelezny Irokez.
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.