It’s fair to say that we all know that you aren’t exactly yourself when you’re on drugs and can end up doing a lot of crazy out of character stuff which can sometimes be pretty serious but can sometimes be pretty stupid – this is one of the latter occasions.
A 30 year old guy named James Johnson was recently spotted by police officers wearing a bra over his shirt and carrying a huge bag of potatoes into the Travelodge in Eastleigh (pictured below). After following Johnson to his room, they found him emptying the spuds into the bathtub alongside what they described as an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of drugs, featuring ecstasy, another designer drug similar to MDMA called 5-MAPB and a psychedelic substance called 2CB. Jackpot.
Johnson himself had supposedly started a one day MDMA binge with two mates five days earlier that had continued up until this point. Presumably his two mates ended up in another country or just went home or something.
Anyway, Johnson was subsequently arrested and appeared in court yesterday. When asked by Judge Peter Henry as to why he decided to fill up a bathtub with potatoes, he merely said the following:
It felt the right thing to do at the time.
Sometimes when the drugs take you I guess that’s all you can say. Seems like a good enough explanation to me.
Johnson plead guilty to an intent to supply drugs charge and was sentenced to an 18 month community order and required to carry out a nine month drug rehabilitation program. There was apparently £750 worth of drugs within the hotel room that he had bought of the dark web and was intending to pedal out, although a ‘drug expert’ determined that the value was only £300. Seems like everyone in the drug trade is getting ripped off. Great example of the trickle down effect too.
For more MDMA binges, check out the places in the world where the most MDMA is consumed. Surprising.