Babak Pouraaoradkhan, 39, was arrested by Pattaya Police in his Sermdee Apartments room on Pratamnak Road Dec. 28. Investigators staking out the apartment raided the room after an alleged customer knocked on the door.
Police have Pouraaoradkhan in cuffs after finding his stash of crystal methamphetamines.
Inside they found Pouraaoradkhan allegedly consuming a dose of ya ice and, upon searching the room, found another 30 grams hidden in the bathroom.
Pouraaoradkhan, who could not produce his passport, said he’d bought the drugs for 50,000 baht from a Thai distributor in Bangkok and sold off pieces of the lot for 3,000 baht each to raise money for his return to Iran.
Charged with possession of a Class 1 narcotic with intent to distribute, it will be some time before Pouraaoradkhan sees the confines of home again.