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Monk hosts teen drug parties at his temple

By Mason White 6:03 PM January 30, 2017
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By: Tanya Clark

A monk desecrated his own temple by holding drug parties for teens, according to police in Thailand.

Si Saket police said that they have arrested 37-year-old Phra Prakong Punyavaro, after being accused of plying teens with meth.

Punyavaro has been charged with one count of possession of category one narcotics. He has also been removed from the temple and is no longer a monk.

According to the criminal complaint, police launched an investigation after neighbors of the temple complained to officials about teens holding wild parties.

Neighbors also reported that Punyavaro was plying the teens with meth during the wild parties. Police raided Punyavaro’s home, where they found meth and drug paraphernalia.

During questioning, Punyavaro admitted to police that he provided pills containing meth and caffeine to teens at his temple.