Indian Doctor arrested for selling marijuana laced chocolate

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on January 30, 2017.

An Indian doctor has been arrested last week by the police in Hyderabad city of the country for allegedly making and selling chocolates laced with marijuana on social media.

A Special Operations Team of Rachakonda Police that tracked 35-year-old neurologist Dr. Shujath Ali Khan for weeks said he was preparing chocolate by mixing marijuana powder and selling it in small cups through his Instagram account for the last two years.

“He was making chocolates mixed with marijuana and selling them to his customers online through his Instagram account,” special operations team inspector K Narsing Rao said.  Khan used to sell his wares by branding them as 'X', X, XX, XXX, 4X, 5X and 6X. Higher the X, higher the potency of the marijuana toffee, he added.

“Since he would be easily caught if he sold chocolates in the open market, Sujath opened pages on Instagram in the name of Weedibles.hyd and Weedibles.India and started marketing them. Within no time, several clients came in contact with him over the phone,” Rao said. On an average, Khan used to make around Rs. 50000 (approximately $735) per month through online sales.

One Instagram post of Khan says, "Custom made to requirement." And, to order follow@weedibles.hyderabad. Probe further, it says, "Available all over India!!!Premium Nutella/chocolate-based edibles infused with purified conc extracts. Custom made to requirement. 6-8 HOUR HIGHS (sic)."

During the police interrogation, the accused Doctor said that his earnings were not sufficient to maintain his family and he was facing financial crisis that insist him to make weedible's . He also said that he got the concept from a YouTube video, according to the police.

 Khan reportedly earned an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree from the prestigious Deccan Medical College, Hyderabad in 2006 and later worked with the government-run Nizamsagar Institute of Medical Sciences till 2014. Currently, He was working as a fitness consultant by advising people in the Gym on food nutrition.

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