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Bordeaux: a network of dealers sentenced to prison


Nine men aged 19 to 49 appeared before the Bordeaux court on Friday. Two of them did not appear on the stand.

Le Figaro Bordeaux

They had centered their drug trafficking around the Adoma home, an emergency accommodation center in Eysines (Gironde).

Cache in a resident's room, packaging in the bike room, sale near the local tobacconist.

Successively arrested between October 2021 and February 2022, nine men aged 19 to 49 were tried on Friday by the Bordeaux court.

While the surveillance of the investigators established daily contact between them, the seven people present at the hearing however denied having acted in concert.

All were charged with transportation, acquisition, sale, possession or at least possession of narcotics.

The main defendants, Maxime M. and Abdelkader M., were respectively sentenced to 30 and 18 months in prison.

Six others received a suspended sentence of eight to twelve months in prison and the two absent are targeted by an arrest warrant accompanied by one year's imprisonment.

A family at the heart of the trial

The two main defendants are brothers-in-law.

At 27, eight of whom have been behind bars, Abdelkader M. said he was content to "


out" from time to time, without financial compensation.

Very calm, his sister's husband, for his part, acknowledged the accusations.

Imprisoned in 2009 for similar facts, he claimed to have relapsed to feed his family after an Achilles tendon operation.

I was on crutches, I had abstained for twelve years but I had a child, a home and bills to pay, it was the easy solution

“, admits Maxime M. If ten grams were found at his home during the searches, he stored his goods elsewhere.

Nearly 5 kilos of cannabis resin, two class B firearms, his clothes and his passport were seized from a friend of his wife.

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The friend in question, Fabien N., would have given him a duplicate of his keys so that he could escape the conflicts of his homes.

The two weapons found in two black saddlebags in a closet?

Maxime M. says he equipped himself with it after being stabbed a few years earlier.

The drug stock?

Stuck there first without the agreement of his friend, then with his complacency against consumption, according to his words.

Two nurses and seven dealers

Nurse in the eyes of the court, Fabien N. declared that he had always ignored "

the presence of weapons and the quantity of drugs

" seized in his apartment.

Alain R., a resident of the Adoma home at the RSA, also disputed that his room was used as a hideout.

According to him, the branded packaging and the 41 grams of cannabis found at his home are for his personal use.

Its precision scale is intended “

to weigh its food

” and to ration its consumption “

for therapeutic use


You can support whatever you want.

From experience, these packaging attest to someone who stores

, ”retorted the president.

Evidence finally recognized by the defendant Maxime M.. He however maintained that he did not know any of the co-defendants.

He only crossed them “a

few times to get supplies


His lawyer portrayed a man made vulnerable by his poverty, his addiction and frequent solicitations before pleading for release.

Source: lefigaro

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