Breaking bad, Russian edition: Chemistry and physics teachers in Russian school open drug business
The school teachers sold 1.2 kg of psychotropic drugs.
St. Petersburg police have arrested two school teachers of physics and chemistry. They are suspected of making and selling psychotropic substances.
One of the accused was engaged in the production of psychotropic substances, while his partner, a woman, contacted customers and transported the produce. Their "plant" was located in the Vyborg district of the Leningrad region. The drug duo distributed the drugs throughout St. Petersburg, the city prosecutor's office said in a press release.
There are at least six counts of making and sale of prohibited substances in the case. 1.2 kg is the total mass sold. The drug equipment and the produce were seized from the accused.
The former teachers are charged with a violation of part 5 of Art. 228.1 of the Criminal Code (production and sale of psychotropic substances on a large scale). The case file will be filed with the St. Petersburg City Court for consideration on the merits.
The Investigations Directorate in the Leningrad Region of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICR) is going through turbulent times. After an unexpected replacement of the supreme command, the winds of change started blowing. Colonel of justice Pavel Vymenets, the new acting head of the agency, launched personnel reshuffles. According to sources, all means are used to purge the ranks from corrupt officers, including collection of compromising materials and denunciations.