Man Who Mixed Weed with In­stant Noo­dles May Face Prison

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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.

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