Monk took yaba to ease dog bite pain
TRANG - Police on Wednesday arrested a monk and man for taking yaba, which the monk said he had resorted to taking after legal medication failed to ease the pain of a wound caused by a dog bite.
- Published: 3/07/2013 at 04:00 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Surachet Thonglim took yaba to alleviate the pain from a wound caused by a dog bite. Photo by Methee Muangkaew.
Police from Na Yong police station had been called to investigate a separate crime - the disappearance of a brass bell from Khao Pu Chao monastery in Na Yong district.
But officers inspecting the scene came across the monk and the man acting strangely and suspected the men of taking methamphetamine. Urine tests revealed that both men had taken the drug.
The monk, later identified as Surachet Thonglim, who had been a monk for five years, was asked to leave the monkhood.
Mr Surachet, 46, said he met Sithichai Paorikrat, the other suspect, at the monastery.
He consulted Mr Sithichai on how he could alleviate the pain from a wound caused by a dog bite, because the normal painkillers given to him by the hospital were providing little relief.
Mr Surachet said he realised that taking yaba would help him to forget the pain of the wound, so he asked Mr Sithichai to supply him with the drug.
About the author
- Writer: Methee Muangkaew
- Position: Reporter