St. Petersburg: veterinarian and physics teacher sell fake drugs to drug dealers

St. Petersburg: veterinarian and physics teacher sell fake drugs to drug dealers

The couple was convicted of creating an organized criminal group that sold hashish and amphetamine.

St. Petersburg’s City Court sentenced Dmitry Karavaichuk, 35, and Diana Gribovskaya, 31, to 17 years in a strict regime penal colony and 16 years in a general regime penal colony, respectively, the joint press service of the St. Petersburg courts informs. According to the court, in the period from May 2017 to February 2018, the couple sold at least 1200 grams of psychotropic substance amphetamine, and Gribovskoy was charged with the selling of hashish.

“I and my wife were engaged in fraud towards drug dealers in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. I simply deceived them by selling fake amphetamine,” Komsomolskaya Pravda quotes Karavaichuk’s letter, received after his arrest.

The author of the letter gave a recipe for his “drug”: caffeine, vitamins and piracetam tablets used in neurology. In court, the convicts also claimed that they were making fake amphetamine.

According to Karavaichuk’s letter, he and physics teacher Gribovskaya got married in January 2018 and lived in an apartment with their parents. There was no money for their own housing and the couple decided to start dealing drugs.

“I sold the fake substances with joy because I knew that these dealers would be beaten up because they sold fake drugs to their customers,” Karavaichuk wrote. 

The investigation believes the couple is an organized criminal group, and the substance produced in the “laboratory in the Vyborg district” was amphetamine. The court sided with the state prosecution.

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