Wilat Thongcham was detained early on this morning (Jan 15) on Pattaya’s Walking Street while offering to sell what he claimed to be ecstasy and marijuana to tourists.
Police found eight pills and a bag of marijuana-like material in his possession.
The suspect admitted that the seized packages were his, but they were bogus drugs, according to police.
The pills were cough relief medication available over the counter, Mr Wilat said. As for the marijuana, it was a mix of some marijuana, tobacco and some dried Indian Almond leaves.
Wilat claimed he sold fake ecstasy to support his family.
He was taken to Muang Pattaya police station for further questioning. He faces possible charges of intent to distribute a fake substance.
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