The elected official of the 15th arrondissement of Paris and municipal security adviser Nicolas Jeanneté was placed in police custody for drug trafficking and money laundering, Le Figaro learned from the Paris
's office on Monday evening March 20, confirming information from the
He was arrested by police officers from the capital's narcotics brigade, as well as the judicial police.
The 57-year-old man, who is also general delegate of the small political party Les Centristes - of which Hervé Morin or the deputy Charles de Courson, who notably carried the cross-party censure motion against the government in full pension reform -, is suspected of having engaged in drug trafficking during "chemsex" parties.
During these fine parts, the participants ingest drugs to increase their sensations during sexual intercourse.
The investigation, opened in August 2022, would have concluded that Nicolas Jeannette had synthetic drugs, such as 3MMC, delivered to his home, by parcel, according to our colleagues.
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The chosen one had “warned about the effects” of the drug
The elected centrist had however “
alert to the devastating effects of this new drug 3MMC consumed in the chemsex evenings
”, he had written on Twitter in November 2022. He was then already targeted by the investigations of the police.
I asked for free anonymous hotlines with addictologists and psychological support
,” he wrote again.
The Changer Paris group, to which Nicolas Jeanneté belongs, announced on Twitter that the elected official had been suspended as a precaution.