Walking Street drummer jailed for drug dealing

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An Iranian musician was arrested on charges of dealing crystal methamphetamines in Pattaya.

Reza Rostami, 31, was captured in a sting operation Sept. 13. Police found 1.8 grams of crystal meth on him.

A subsequent search of his Jomtien Beach apartment turned up another 53.1 g. of ya ice.

Rostami told the police he was a former drummer at a well-known pub on Walking Street, but the bar shut down and he became unemployed. To make ends meet, he confessed he started selling drugs.

Iranian musician Reza Rostami was arrested and charged with possession of a Class 1 narcotic with intent to sell.Iranian musician Reza Rostami was arrested and charged with possession of a Class 1 narcotic with intent to sell.

The drugs were brought in by a friend from Iran, hidden in fruit and other food. He said his customers were tourists.

Rostami was charged possession with intent to sell a Class 1 narcotic.