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Drug suspect rang cops

A MAN who called police with delusions that his life was threatened has been sentenced to three years in jail for holding more than 150 grams of drugs.

The man, identified by his surname of Xu, left a paper bag containing a variety of drugs in a restaurant. Though he denied the bag belonged to him, the Jing'an District People's Court ruled him guilty based on the chain of evidence.

Xu, 40, a local native, registered to live in a fourth-floor room in Hufang Tower on Shaanxi Road N. on the late night of August 15. He left the room at noon the next day, going to a restaurant on the second floor of the tower and carrying a paper bag, the surveillance tape showed.

He put the bag on a chair and wanted to turn on his mobile phone. But his hand shivered so badly that he couldn't do it. The waitress, surnamed Wu, helped him.

Xu then asked where the toilet was and left the restaurant with a backpack, leaving the paper bag on the chair, according to Wu.

Xu later called police, saying he saw many cars parked outside the tower and he thought some of the drivers had come to murder him.

Meanwhile, the tower's security guard reported to police that a man left a paper bag in the restaurant with suspicious things like drugs inside.

The waitress confirmed Xu was the man who left the paper bag. Xu denied it, but police took Xu and found his urine tested positive for drugs.

Tests of the bag's contents showed ice, cocaine, ketamine and marijuana.

The drugs weighed more than 150 grams in total.


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