Pézenas doctor prosecuted for drug trafficking

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A doctor from Pézenas will be prosecuted for having bought and then sold synthetic drugs to those around him for at least two years. After his police custody last Wednesday, the general practitioner was placed under judicial supervision.

From his office near the Pézenas hospital, the general practitioner provided around 15 people with synthetic drugs, for almost two years.

A search also resulted in the seizure of small amounts of cannabis and cocaine. Several users of synthetic drugs, such as mephedrone, have acknowledged purchasing from the doctor during festive evenings that the general practitioner organised himself in his apartment in the naturist village of Cap d’Agde.

According to the prosecutor’s press release, the doctor admitted having bought and resold narcotic products to “help” people around him.

On a financial level, the Béziers public prosecutor’s office seized 19,000 euros from bank accounts as well as 3,000 euros in cash.

The 62-year-old doctor will be tried on June 22 in Béziers for possession, transfer and use of narcotic drugs. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment and fine of 75 million euros. In addition, in accordance with the law, the public prosecutor’s office officially informed the departmental order of doctors of these proceedings, which may decide on possible disciplinary sanctions.

Source: France 3