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Linz meth dealer arrested for erratic driving

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Linz meth dealer arrested for erratic driving
Meth looks nothing like this. File photo: APA/GEORG HOCHMUTH
15:57 CEST+02:00
A 41-year-old unemployed man and his 38-year-old girlfriend were remanded in custody, after he was arrested on May 15th for possession and supply of crystal meth from the Czech Republic.
The man was stopped while driving erratically, apparently under the influence of drugs, allegedly on a smuggling trip from the Czech Republic.
Since the spring of 2013, he is alleged to have smuggled into the country at least 300 grammes of high quality drugs, according to the press office of the police in Upper Austria on Friday.
When police stopped his vehicle, the man was found to be intoxicated.  He was in possession of 30 grammes of the drug.  Also in the vehicle with him were three pit bull terriers, which were later removed from the car by specialist police dog handlers.
Soon afterwards, police also arrested his partner, who allegedly sold the drugs.  The couple were taken to the prison in Linz, but they won't be sharing a cell.  Furthermore, nine of their customers in Linz are now under investigation.
In a study of crystal meth by the Federal Criminal Police Office, a purity level of 80 percent was observed.  This is nowhere near the 99 percent achieved by the mythical Walter White from Breaking Bad.
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