82-Year-Old Man With 24 Drug Convictions Receives ‘Last Warning’ From Judge After He Was Found Guilty of Selling Marijuana

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An 82-year-old German man received a final


from the courts after he was arrested for dealing drugs earlier this week following his 24 prior convictions, Insider reported. 

The elderly retired seaman told the court that he had plans to boost his monthly pension by 800 euros (about $855) by selling marijuana, according to the Associated Press. 

Prosecutors wanted to hit the man with a 34-month prison sentence, due to his previous convictions, however, a Judge made an exception saying that the incident was

“less serious.”

The older man also suffers from health issues, reports reveal. The judge noted that it was the man’s

“very last warning,”

German news agency dpa reported, giving him a suspended sentence. 

According to Politico, Germany has not yet been able to legalize marijuana plants in the country. However, proposals are in the works to allow citizens to grow the plant at home as well as use it for recreational purposes, reports state.

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