A repeat drug offender was booked after turning himself in while under the influence of methamphetamines to “become a new man,” but regretted his decision after coming down from the drug.
According to the police Thursday, the 34-year-old man identified by his family name Oh bought a gram of methamphetamines at a street value of 800,000 won ($710) moments after being released from a 14-month drug abuse sentence.
Oh had injected roughly 0.1 grams of the substance at a motel in Seoul, which kept him on a high for two days. Hazy from the effects of the drug, Oh decided to “stop using the drugs,” and turned himself over to the police.
“After being released, I wanted to be a better man, but I could not control it,” Oh told police while under the influence.
“I think I will die if I take any more,” he rambled.
After coming down from the effects of the drug, Oh, realizing that he had turned himself in, regretted his actions.
“It seems as though Oh was asking for help in his own way while under the influence,” a related officer said, as quoted in other news media.
“While in custody he was unable to recollect the time and place where he had injected himself, because he had taken such a large amount,” said the officer.
By Robert Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)