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Lottery winner arrested for meth giveaways

SAMUT SAKHON: A 38-year-old man who won a B12 million lottery prize last year has been arrested for welcoming the endless stream of friends to his new house with free methamphetamine pills.

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By Bangkok Post

Thursday 8 August 2019, 03:32PM


Yuth Wongthanom, 38, with police of the Ban Phaeo station in Samut Sakhon province on Thursday after being arrested for methamphetamine possession at his home. Screengrab: via TV 3 channel

Yuth Wongthanom, 38, with police of the Ban Phaeo station in Samut Sakhon province on Thursday after being arrested for methamphetamine possession at his home. Screengrab: via TV 3 channel

Yuth Wongthanom was detained at his house in Moo 6 of Tambon Ban Phaeo in Ban Phaeo District today (Aug 8).

Local police arrived with a search warrant after learning the house owner regularly gave away methamphetamine pills to visitors. They found a plastic bag containing 31 speed pills buried near a mango tree in his backyard.

Mr Yuth told police that he had previously earned a living collecting vegetables for sale. His life took a sudden change for the better when he won a B12 million first-prize in the government lottery on July 16 last year.

He spent B7 million buying four rai of land and B3.5 million on his new house, and then had to welcome the regular stream of friends who came to visit him each day, Thai media reported.

As he was addicted to methamphetamine himself and managed to buy enough to treat his friends free of charge – until word spread too far, and he was arrested.

 

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Papa paul | 08 June 2020 - 03:17:58

If i were he i would be looking close to home for the identity of the "give up".  Police found the pills in his back yard near a tree.  Someone close knows the system.

GregoryJCS | 06 September 2019 - 10:26:38

What a moron. Goes to show that money doesn't buy brains but it gives you an endless stream of so-called friends who want to share your good fortune, until it runs out. Sad

 

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