Man Who Mixed Weed with Instant Noodles May Face Prison
Surabaya man Antonius Stevany Soedarjan, 48, is facing jail time in Bali after being arrested during a drug raid on April 18.
But it is the recipe of the drugs that has actually made headlines worldwide. Soedarjan's daily recipe sees him mix marijuana with instant noodles, or occasionally mixing the dried leaves with hot water.
He claimed that marijuana is a gift from God.
“I have uric acid. I saw on the internet that marijuana can cure many diseases. When I consume it, my body feels better and I don't feel any pain,” he said at the Buleleng police office in Bali on April 25.
While there is plenty of information available online about the medical benefits of weed, it is recommended to seek the opinion of a doctor before self-medicating.
Soedarjan said he began consuming the drug in January of this year. Local police received several reports from residents about Soedarjan’s unusual behaviour, leading to the raid of his ‘marijuana gathering’ in a Kalibukbuk villa on
April 18. Police confiscated 3.29 grams of marijuana which had been intentionally disposed of by Soedarjan.
“The marijuana had been thrown away, but police officers saw it. When interrogated, he admitted the small package of marijuana was his and that he planned to consume it with his friend,” Ketut Adnyana, head of Buleleng’s narcotics unit, told Tribunnews.
During investigations, 37-year-old Deni, a friend of Soedarjan, was also arrested. Police confiscated a total of seven grams of marijuana from the two.
Both men face staggering criminal charges, which may involve up to 14 years of prison.