Nine remanded in custody for production, sale of ecstasy

A total of nine people have now been charged with the sale of the illegal drug ecstasy at a recent high school graduation ball where a 19-year-old student died. Investigators are still awaiting the results of the toxicology report to confirm whether she overdosed. All nine suspects in the case have been remanded in custody. Eight of those charged are youths between the ages of 19 and 22; each faces a potential 10 years in prison if found guilty in the manufacture and distribution of the illegal drug. The ninth suspect is a man in his early 50s, who could face up to 12 years in jail. Over the last year, he is suspected of having sold 10,000 tablets of the drug.

Author: Jan Velinger