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US man on drug counts

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea / Khmer Times Share:
Andrew Morrow was arrested in his guesthouse. Supplied

An American tourist was arrested yesterday and charged with using and possessing drugs in his Phnom Penh guesthouse room.

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Phnom Penh Municipal Court sent Andrew Steven Morrow, 36, to Prey Sar prison, pending further investigation.   

Anti-drugs police officer Ly Sarith said: “According to the charges and the weight of drugs seized from him, he faces one to two years in prison if convicted.”

He said Mr Morrow was arrested after Interior Ministry police raided his room in Phnom Penh City’s Chamkarmon district on Sunday. 

“He was arrested while he was smoking drugs in the guesthouse room,” Mr Sarith said. 

Police seized 0.18 grammes of crystal methamphetamine, a drug scale and other drug-related material.

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